Let's Build Engineering Extravaganza

The Physics of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Challenge:  Observe how Rhythmic apparatus (hoops and ribbons) move through the air.  Learn how to use them!

Questions for Kids:

  • Can you roll the hoop across your arms?  Across the floor?

  • Can you make the hoop come back to you?

  • Does speed change your hoop's path?

  • Can you make spirals with ribbon?  Does the end of the ribbon behave differently than the part near the stick?

  • What other shapes can you make?

Special thanks to Maya, Giorgia and the Gymnasts of MG Rhythmic Academy in Waban.  More info here!