1Q20.50 - Falling Chimney

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Falling Chimney
Moment of Inertia
Area of Study:
Falling Chimney Apparatus with Steel Ball Bearing or "Sad" Ball out of the "Happy - Sad Ball Set" and Several Pads of Sorbothane.

Set the apparatus up as shown. Quickly grab the supporting stick from between the hinged pieces. The ball that is on the end of the stick should land in the cup. Several pads of "Sorbothane" in the bottom of the cup will prevent the ball from bouncing out.

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