In 2017, almost everywhere in the world, there was a boom in sales of fidget spinners. A toy that has 'multi-lobes' that can rotate freely from a thrust performed with the fingers. Thereby, we analysed the physics concepts that involved in this toy, such as angular and linear velocity. We did the analysis using the software Tracker, a laboratory light sensor, a free mobile application that turns the device flashlight into a strobe light source. Thus, we aim to show that it is possible to transform a well-known toy into an opportunity to work on physics concepts and to construct experiments in the classroom.
Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus
- Física y astronomía (todo)