How To: Make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia

Make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia

In this video, we learn how to make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia. You will need: a bicycle wheel, a lighter, and a couple of strings attached to the top of a deck. Now, take the bicycle wheel and hang it on the strings on both sides of the wheel. When you turn the wheel it will fall off of the strings. Start the wheel spinning again, then light one of the strings on fire. When you do this, the string will fall off but the wheel will keep on spinning while rotating. Do this experiment and have fun with it, it's really cool!

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