Toy Physics * tumbling toy – Homemade Science with Bruce Yeany!
Here are several versions of a tumbling toy that clearly show the motion of these toys as they rotate down a set of rails. A clear view of the inside and slow motion video clips allow the observer to see subtle movements that are missed when viewed at normal speeds.
Homemade science is a collection of classroom tested ideas, suggestions, projects, and experiments that I have used in teaching physical science for the Annville-Cleona school district in central Pennsylvania. I am currently in my 38th year of teaching. My intention is to share these ideas with other teachers or anyone who has an interest in science. I have found that designing and building my own equipment has taught me more than any course that I have ever taken. I hope that you consider making or trying these experiements for yourself.