Build several versions of a small, fast-spinning gyroscope and perform 20 experiments with this amazing science kit! These cool looking models appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when it seems they should fall over instead. A full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions!
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Gyroscopic force is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, and this is a great way to learn all about it. Build a model of a break-dancer that uses the gyroscope to spin and balance on its head. Construct a gyroscopic vehicle that keeps its balance like a Segway but with just one wheel. Assemble a cool robot that can zoom along a thin rail on two inline wheels without falling down. The lower part of this robot is a flywheel engine — a fast-rotating, weighted wheel that stores rotational energy and drives a gearwheel that moves the model forward. Even more models can be built using the flywheel function, including a motorbike, a space car, and a trike. A simple pull of a ripcord starts the gyroscope and flywheel spinning — no batteries required!