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Circular Motion Activities

STATION 1: Ferris Wheel
STATION 2: Anti-Gravity Machine
STATION 3: Roller Coaster
STATION 4: Scrambler
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Click here for an Acrobat file of the Student handounts.
Click here for an Acrobat file of Teacher notes. (No answers here. )
This is a smaller, more focused, version of a larger station activity. Click here to see the larger version of this station activity.

This is an online laboratory where students look at either video clips or Flash simulations that model an amusment park ride. Students then use a stop watch to measure velocity and period. with these measurements and some other given information they calculate centripetal force and acceleartion.

by T. Wayne


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