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Hula Hooping with a Rubber Band

Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
10-20 minutes
Key Concepts
Forces, gravity, friction, Newton’s laws of motion
Hula hooping with a rubber band combined

Introduction

Are you any good at hula hooping? If not, there is good news: you can do this fun project without any hula hooping experience! You will examine some of the fascinating physics behind hula hooping using just a pencil and a rubber band.

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Pencil
  • Rubber band

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Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
10-20 minutes
Key Concepts
Forces, gravity, friction, Newton’s laws of motion