Gyroscope Dancing

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Introduction  

How smooth are your dance moves? Can you spin like a gyroscope without falling over? Gyroscope dancing involves keeping one part of the body completely still while dancing with the rest. In this experiment, dancers will see if they can keep the accelerometers on their smartphone from detecting motion while they move and groove. All you need is a smartphone, the Arduino Science Journal app, an armband phone holder and at least two people! Gyroscope Dancing is a fun data challenge for your brain and your body!

Experiment

Test your ability to move smoothly using the accelerometers on the Arduino Science Journal app.

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Subject

Data Science, Physical Education

Ages

6+

Time

15 minutes

Key Concepts

Data literacy, forming hypotheses, experimentation, defining and testing variables

Love using Science Journal to explore data? Check out our other Science Journal activities here, or explore all of Arduino's Science Journal experiments here.

Want a challenge?

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JUMP IN!

Try to hold one part of your body still as you dance! What happens when you change the dance moves?

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REWARDING & FLEXIBLE

Test your ability to move smoothly while dancing  using the accelerometers on the Arduino Science Journal app.

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DESIGN CHALLENGES AHEAD!

Test your data science skills by trying to guess your partner’s dance moves from the graphs on the Science Journal app. 

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