Don’t let gravity keep you down! Instead, use it to explore this month’s Simple Science experiment. The Lincoln High Dive can be done with materials you most likely already have at home. While this experiment may seem like a magic trick, it is also a chance to discuss gravity and Newton’s laws of motion. Check out these titles from Hoopla to learn more: What is Gravity? and Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion.
This experiment uses the laws and science of physics! Isaac Newton’s first law of motion says an object at rest will stay at rest until acted on by an outside force. The penny is resting on top of the circle. The penny will not move until something happens to it. You are pulling the paper circle out of the way so fast that the only force acting on the penny is gravity. The force of gravity takes over and pulls the penny straight down into the cup.
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