Let’s Build Engineering Extravaganza
The Science of Pirouettes
Challenge: How is a spinning top similar to a spinning ballerina? How are they different?
Questions to ask:
Take a top, spin it, observe. Ask a ballerina to spin, observe.
Can you spin? (Ask ballerinas to teach you!)
Look at the pointe shoes - do they make spinning harder? Easier? Both? Explain why.
Special thanks to Charles River Ballet Academy. More here!