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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    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. Throw it off a high place and time how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of PDF), learners will construct a simple spinning top out of a circle of construction paper, a film canister lid, and a bamboo skewer. Then the real fun begins when...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    Build a glider that uses the same physics as a curve ball, for less than a dime. This activity includes simple instructions on how to build a Magnus Glider out of two styrofoam cups, masking tape,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning. To explore this phenomenon, learners build tops from household items such as CD's, paper plates,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    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. Learners will use Benham's...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    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.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    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.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes