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Posts tagged spinning

September 26, 2011

 

pink yo yo

What Makes A Yo-Yo Yo?

What Makes a Yo-Yo Yo?

August 10, 2011

 

child spinning in the playground

How Semi-Circular Canals In Our Ears Keep Us Balanced

It can happen at a carnival or on the dance floor--that moment when you stop spinning and the world starts spinning around you.

February 27, 2009

 

Blue whirlpool in drain

The Shape of a Whirlpool

A whirlpool is the result of two forces acting against each other.

May 8, 2006

 

flags_wind

Why the Wind Blows

We will answer that question, with a question. How fast does the earth turn?

May 2, 2006

 

mars

Never Thought to Ask (Planets)

Where did the nine planets that orbit our sun come from?

September 27, 2003

 

Spinning Our Planet

How fast anything spins is partly determined by how its weight is distributed. The closer an object’s weight is to its axis of rotation, the faster it spins. To picture this, imagine an ice skater doing a pirouette. When her arms are extended, she spins slowly.

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