**Exploration **

The moment of inertia (MOI) is the rotational inertia of an object as it rotates about a specific axis. Moment of inertia determines the torque required for a specific angular rotation about an axis. The moment of inertia depends upon the distribution of mass of the rotating object in relation to the axis the object is rotating about.

**Objective**

In this experiment, students will:

1. Explore how changing the incline angle of a ramp will affect the angular velocity of a can of soup as it rolls down the ramp.

2. Compare the angular velocity to the average speed at which the can rolls down the ramp.

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