What can you learn about inertia and Newton’s First Law of Motion, using just marbles and glue? A lot!
STEM activities are designed to make kids look at science principles with things they can touch, feel and move. Our kids love exploring principles of science, technology and math, and today we did just that as we created spinning marbles. STEM activities are a way to learn hands-on the emerging concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields to create something.
In today’s activity, spinning marbles, we did just that. We watched with our own eyes as something that was still and would always be still, transforms into a spinning whirlwind that without an outside force (gravity or the end of the table) would just keep moving.
Here’s what you need to create this Spinning Marbles experiment:
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
Glue the marbles together in the shape of a top.
Test different numbers and shapes to see which spins fastest.
So much fun!
Did you know? We wrote a science book!
Our book, The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments, features tons of awesome activities just like this one that will keep your kids engaged while they learn. How awesome is that?!