Bizarre Spinning Toys

Objects don't always behave the way we think they will. A video lesson gives some clarity to the movement of spinning objects. The instructor applies the concepts of torque and angular momentum in an episode of a physics playlist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in different spinning objects for pupils to analyze
  • Have pupils record new vocabulary from the video in a graphic organizer
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects an understanding of angular momentum
Pros
  • Uses diagrams and demonstrations to add clarity to explanations
  • Incorporates many different examples to illustrate the concept
Cons
  • None