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.
Different types of paper – Ninjago coloured paper or card works well.
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?
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.
Ninjago characters spin very quickly, what’s the fastest spinner you can make?
Hint – small light spinners spin the fastest