Spin Top Physics | Boys & Girls Clubs Of Ada County

Last week in the Meridian Club’s STEM lab, members got to learn the science behind spin tops. A concept that actually requires an advanced understanding of physics was simplified so that kindergarteners through middle schoolers could understand what goes on when one of those notorious spinners is put into action. They learned about friction, gravity, angular momentum, and how forces interact. Afterwards, they got to put those concepts into play by building and then playing with their own spin tops!