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In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning.
CD SpinnerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns.
In this activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Pet Handedness), learners will construct a simple spinning top out of a circle of construction paper, a film canister lid, and a bamboo skewer.
Depth SpinnerAdd to list Details
Experience a spinning spiral...you won't be hypnotized, but you'll see what happens when you look away. It's like getting off a merry-go-round and everything keeps moving.
Make Your Own Magnus Glider
Build a glider that uses the same physics as a curve ball, for less than a dime.
Spinning TopsAdd to list Details
Create your own spinning top, and explore color, shapes and spinning. This activity contains instructions for making your spinning top, and tips on how to design and decorate it.
Parachuting PinwheelAdd to list Details
Build a pinwheel that works without wind! This activity contains steps on how to build a parachuting pinwheel out of paper, a film canister, and some brads.