Set up Using the scissors cut a stripe of paper. Loop the paper and secure it with a piece of tape. Balance the loop of paper on top of the film canister. Balance the penny on top of the loop.
How to Put the pencil in the loop and jerk it to the side. The jerking motion should pull the paper to the side. Allowing the penny to drop into the canister below.
How is that inertia? In this demonstration of inertia the penny is resting on the loop. So using the principles of physics, unless the penny is touched it should not move. This is demonstrated in this activity. When you move the loop with the pencil, you are moving it so quickly that the penny stays at rest and falls into the canister (also at rest).
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