Football

Purpose

Example of a gyroscopic effect.

Equipment

Football

Images

d5-02

Description

Spin the football with its long axis in a horizontal plane. It will then rise until it is rotating about about the long axis with one end in contact with the floor. This experiment can also be done with eggs: a hard boiled egg will rise to rotate on its end, while a raw egg will quickly cease‚óôrotating.

References

(PIRA 1Q60.35)