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Wobbler Experiment

Problem: How does the composition of the Earth affect the motion of the Earth? 

Materials:      Activity sheet

                        Hard-boiled egg - egg #1

                        Raw egg - egg #2

                        Pen 

Procedure:  

            1. Put egg number 1 on the center of the table.

            2. Gently spin the egg by pushing on one corner of the egg.

            3. Record your observations for egg number 1 on your activity sheet.

            4. Repeat steps #1 - 3 for four spins of egg number 1.

            5. Then put egg number 2 on the center of the table.

            6. Gently spin egg #2 by pushing on one corner of the egg.

            7. Record your observations for egg number 2 on your activity sheet.

            8. Repeat steps #5 - 7 for four spins of egg number 2.

 

Results: Record your observations after each spin. 

Egg #1 (hard-boiled egg)

            Spin #1__________________________________________________________

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Spin #2 _________________________________________________________

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           Spin #3__________________________________________________________

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           Spin #4 _________________________________________________________

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