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A LAZY COIN

Learn about inertia and how it affect objects

Suitable For

Grade 1

Difficulty

1

Time Required

 <1 Hour

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

All objects resist any change to its current state of motion. This is called the ‘inertia’ of an object and it is equivalent to the mass of the object. Study the inertia of a coin in this science experiment:

Topics covered

Inertia

What will I need?

  • DRINKING GLASS
  • PIECE OF CARDBOARD
  • COINS

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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Inertia is at work in this science experiment. When you flick the card forwards, the coin has too much ‘inertia’ to move just as fast as the card, and the coin falls neatly into the glass.

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