Spinning CD Top Instructions

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Spinning tops might be fun to play with, but there is a lot of science behind how and why they work! Momentum, inertia, mass, gyroscopic precession, friction and energy all play a part in how they stay spinning. 

Check out this article for more information about the physics behind tops:
Physics of a Spinning Top

Then create an awesome spinning top from a CD, marble, button, and glue!
Spinning CD Top Instructions

Post a picture of what you make on social media and tag @coronadopubliclibrary


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