Slinky drop video

Slinky drop video
Publication Date: April, 2012
Type of Resource: Weblink

This online resource is a short video about what happens to the top and bottom of a stretched slinky spring as it falls. The clip is taken from the ABC television show Catalyst

The video shows interviews with various people on the street who try to predict what will happen when a stretched slinky is dropped. Slow motion footage reveals the answer, which might amaze you ... it did amaze them!

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not > ACSIS069
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings > ACSIS216
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076