Why do paper spinners spin?
The paper spinner spins as it falls. When it starts its fall, the air pressure under the wings increases (air resistance). This causes an upward force underneath the wings which slows the spinner down.
What is a penny spinner?
Kids love things that spin and spinning tops are one of the earliest toys made in the US! A penny spinner is essentially a spinning top, but it’s also a neat way to explore STEM as well as keep the kiddos off the screens.
What can I use as a spinner?
A Split-Pin and Paper Clip Make a hole in the centre of the spinner. Take a split pin and insert it though the narrowest loop of a paper clip. Then push the split pin through the hole in the spinner. Make sure not to push it through completely – ensure there is a small gap to allow the paper clip to spin freely.