Tinkering with Tops: Exploring Physics of Rotational Motion

Children playing with spinning tops
Child playing with tops
Child playing with a big spinning top
Child playing with a spinning top
Children playing with spinning tops

Not all children or their adults have played with tops, but most of us have experienced rotational motion.  Participants will investigate tops and everyday objects to meet high-quality STEM requirements.  Children can produce the action of the top on their own with an immediate result that is observable, and they can vary either their actions in spinning or the construction of the top.

Workshop format:  face-to-face

Length of workshop:  3 hours

Number of participants:  limited to 24

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