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!