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Do It
whirligig! grab
  • paper
  • ruler
  • marker
  1. Use this pattern to make your own whirligig. Cut on the solid lines, fold on the dotted lines.
  2. CAREFULLY, drop your whirligig from a balcony or ledge, and watch it twirl!
  3. You can change the design any way you like: tall and skinny, short and wide, long blades, wide blades, you name it.
  4. Here's your challenge: make a whirligig that falls SLOWLY to the ground. Have a race with your friends, except the winner is the whirligig that takes the longest to fall!
what happened?
Try the experiment, tell us what happens and watch DFTV for your results! What shape of whirligig fell most slowly for you?

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