Wind the string, give it a pull, let your gravity-defying gyroscope go! Get set for an audience – the tricks quickly begin!
When the gyroscope’s wheel is spun you can expect amazed onlookers. It’s ability to balance while spinning on a piece of string or hover sideways is counter-intuitive, and that’s what makes it so much fun!
Gyroscopes are used in aircraft position orientation, satellites, and many robotic applications of science. They are excellent as toys for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
We expect as Fat Brain types, it’s likely that the above information is not enough for you and understanding is what you’re after. We aim to please. Knowing the science will only add to the fun of the discoveries of what your gyroscope toy can do.
How it works:
Gyroscope toys are a metal wheel spinning inside a metal frame. When the wheel on a gyroscope is spun, the spinning motion of the wheel creates a force that resists any attempts to change its position. The wheel wants to keep turning at the exact same orientation. A helpful analogy: If you throw something with mass through the air, you know that it will take a force to change the direction of the object flying through the air. It’s the same with a gyroscope wheel. The wheel wants to keep moving in the same direction, (physicists call this phenomena “angular momentum”). The spinning wheel prefers to stay where it is and resists changes to its orientation.
Tedco Original Gyroscope Twin Pack
Originally produced in 1917, highly popular in the 1940s & 1950s
A fun, classic educational toy
Two high quality gyroscopes
Pull the string, watch the gyroscope spin, the tricks begin!
Develops fine motor skills & hand-eye coordination
Learn a little science, flex a little muscle
Balance your gyroscope on string, on your finger, sideways, limitless applications
Fascinating play for all ages
Includes two gyroscopes, strings, and instructions
No batteries needed
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