Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School


Over the next four weeks in Science we are going to be finding out about different Scientists. We are starting today with Sir Isaac Newton. Have any of you heard of him?


Please read through the PowerPoint below and then carry out the experiment.

You are going to investigate the effect gravity has on everyday objects. 


You will need; 

A spinner template

A stopwatch

Paper clips



First, make the spinner following the instructions on the sheet. Next, decide where you are going to drop the spinner from. Time how long it takes the spinner to reach the ground. Record the time on the table. Now add 1 paper clip to your spinner. You are going to drop it from exactly the same place. What do you think will happen? Why? Record the time taken for the spinner to fall and then add a second paper clip. Repeat the process with a third paper clip and so on.