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This is a fun way to learn about centrifugal force (it’s also a bit addicting). You’ll need a pool noodle (ours was already cut down to about 2 ft), duct tape, a marble and a serrated knife or something to cut the pool noodle with.
Cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise
Form the cut noodle into a ring with the ridge inside. Apply some duct tape but only to the outside of the ring.
Grab a marble and you’re ready to go!
Place the marble in the ridge of the ring.
Start moving the ring in a circular motion.
Keep moving the ring in a circular motion while bringing it down horizontally to see if you can keep the marble moving.
Here’s a video of it in action
Welcome to the fourth week of Summer Camp Matherial Themed Weeks! This week is pool noodle week where we’ll share an activity using paper plates each day. If you have an activitiy please share it here or on our Facebook page! We’ll try and do a round up at the end of each week.