Ninjago Spinners

My children love Ninjago, so we thought we’d celebrate the upcoming movie with a week of Ninjago themed science activities. These easy spinners seemed like a good starting point as they are super easy to make and provide lots of different investigative opportunities.

Materials

Different types of paper – Ninjago coloured paper or card works well.

Paper clips

Scissors

Instructions

Watch the video for instructions of how to make the paper spinners.

Hold the top of the spinner between your fingers ( paperclip end down ) and let it fall to the ground, does it spin?

Ninjago Spinners

What else can I investigate?

Think about factors that might affect how fast the Ninjago Spinner falls:

  • Type of paper
  • Number of paper clips
  • Size of spinner
  • Height the spinner is dropped from.

Challenge

Ninjago characters spin very quickly, what’s the fastest spinner you can make?

Hint – small light spinners spin the fastest

 

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