Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chanukah science...spinning tops

What do bicycles, frisbees, yo-yos, hula hoops, dreidels, and even the earth have in common? They all spin, and so long as they spin the better they are at resisting what gravity is trying so hard to get them to do, which is tumble and fall.

This week we talked about how dreidels work and then we observed the optical illusions produced by spinning tops with different colorful patterns. We finished up by making our own tops using old CDs.

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