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Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show Vollis Simpson, an artist who creates kinetic sculptures and whirligigs, explain how he uses bearings in all of his spinning pieces so that they move smoothly.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Mass and Weight,NSDL,Invention and Innovation,friction,About Inquiry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Problem Solving,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,History/Policy/Law,machines,Potential and Kinetic Energy,Materials science,Research and Development,Chemistry,Physics,Work and Machines,General science,Informal Education,Vollis Simpson,whirligigs,Formulating Explanations,Early Elementary,Rotation Motion,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926130353547T,Conducting Investigations,rotation,Momentum and Velocity,spin,Upper Elementary,bearings,General,Engineering,Machines,Physical science,Education,Technology,Gathering Data,Asking Questions

Language:

English

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