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Fidget Spinner Math!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!  🙂

On Monday, students in our class were invited to bring commercially-made fidget spinners to class, so they could conduct trials to see how long they would spin.

Generally speaking, the heavier the spinner the longer it continued to spin.

Today, students tried making, timing and filming their own spinners (in slo-mo!) Students used a wide array of materials from the classroom and from home, to create some very impressive designs.

These are the results of our student-made spinner trials:

These spinners spun the longest. The one on the left spun 20 seconds; the one on the right spun for 24 seconds.

Here is a video clip of one of our student-made spinners (click the link to download and view):
http://blackdeer.edublogs.org/files/2017/06/1080p-1hg22zd.mov

A fun and educational time was had by all!

The lesson plans we used for this project are available through the "Teachers Pay Teachers" website:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fidget-Spinner-STEM-Challenge-3097680

Mrs. Black wants to take this opportunity to wish the students in our class a restful and safe summer.

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Thank you for visiting our class BLOG.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free e-mail me (Margaret Black):  mblack@scdsb.on.ca or to add a comment to this page.

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