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5th Grade Students Study Physics with the Pringles Challenge

Fifth Grade students tested basic physics principles as they participated in the Pringles Challenge. The students worked in groups to create rings from Pringles. They discovered that as the sides of the ring grow taller, gravity pushes down on the chips causing them to slide. In order for the chips to not slide, there must be enough frictional force on the sides of the chips so that gravity can’t push it down. Here are some of the successful attempts.