April 18, 2018  Our Physics Class today focused on things that spin and rotate.  It began by giving children a chance to spin a variety of things:  coins, bottles, dice, Easter eggs, tops, jacks, fidget spinners to name a few.  We then learned that the earth spins on its axis to give us day and night and rotates around the sun to give us years.  Students gained first hand experience with a force called torque by spinning propellers on hand helicopters and rip helicopters.  Each child used centripetal force to keep items rolling around inside a balloon:  marbles, coins, and hex nuts.  They spun around in a circle themselves while playing a game.  And finally, each made a CD-Marker-Top to create spin art pictures.  Physics is fun!  Pictures are below.  Enjoy!

 

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