Wednesday, 3 July 2019

What Makes the Ideal Spinning Top?

We returned to look at our spinning tops this week. We investigated, “What makes the ideal spinning top?’

We made adjustments of the weight, length of spindle and point. We tested out our new models seeing which version would spin the longest.



Unfortunately, the world record is a bit longer... https://interestingengineering.com/this-magical-top-spins-for-hours-breaks-guinness-world-record

There were some great discussions about fair tests, largely around counting the seconds or using a watch or iPad to time. We have some budding scientists at work!


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