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Guest post: Amazing Aerodynamics!

I was approached by the folks at about possibly doing an activity of theirs as a guest post. (I'm not affiliated with them in any way.) It's a kinda cool science experiment to do with your kids and I'm all for that. Enjoy!

Amazing Aerodynamics With a button, string and a stopwatch, children can see, hear and measure aerodynamics in action! In this energy transfer activity, your child will compare the spin duration of a button strung on different kinds of string. Two key elements of the scientific method are introduced: how to record results of an experiment on a data chart and how to use data to support a conclusion. GradeThird Grade SubjectSciencePhysical Science What You Need:Flat button with 2 holes5-10 kinds of string (thread, yarn, fishing line, kite string, dental floss, waxed thread, twine, etc.)Measuring tapeStopwatchPaper and pen What You Do: Ask your child to cut each type of string into 4-foot lengths.Have your child thread the string through…