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This entertaining mini-lesson engages the learner in physical activity to explore the effects of a twisting force (torque) on rotational motion. By mimicking the motion of a skateboarder, learners gain an intuitive understanding of the law of conservation of angular momentum. This activity is part of a larger set of materials on the science of skateboarding developed by The Exploratorium museum.
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December 18, 2006
by Caroline Hall
December 19, 2006
by Caroline Hall
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June 12, 1999
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Impulse and Momentum Unit Title: Practical Examples for Impulse and Momentum
This entertaining mini-lesson developed by Exploratorium engages the learner in physical activity to explore the effects of a twisting force (torque) on rotational motion. By mimicking the motion of a skateboarder, students gain intuitive understanding of the law of conservation of angular momentum.
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