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Figure Skating Dumbbells

Figure Skating Dumbbells AP6840, etc.
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Figure Skating Dumbbells
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Quickly demonstrate angular momentum—with a twist!

Stand on a rotating platform holding the dumbbells straight out. After a slow rotation is applied, pull in the dumbbells as close to your body as possible. Your students will be astonished with how fast you spin—just like an Olympic figure skater. This simple demonstration effectively illustrates the concepts of angular momentum, and it is safe for students to have their own hands-on experience. A reproducible student worksheet, detailed background information, and complete demonstration instructions are provided.

Concepts: Conservation of angular momentum.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: 2 5-lb dumbbells
Note: Rotational turntable is required and available separately.


Rotational Turn Table
Engineered to provide a low-friction rotating surface for experiments involving the conservation of angular momentum and rotational kinetic energy. Its low-friction, ball-bearing design assures good results. It can be set on a level floor for standing...
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Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 636
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 317
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