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Description: This is an object had an off-center weight mounted inside. The demonstrator throws this board and the class can observe the rotation around its center of mass.
Instructions: This object has a side with the COM clearly marked, and one without. Show the class the "plain side" first, then again with the COM clearly marked. This will allow the students to see that the COM follows a nice simple trajectory.
Hazards: Don't use too much force in tossing the object.
Parts: Throwing object- Frisbee with mass taped off center on concave side.
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