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Centripetal Force

Centripetal Force

 

Year 6 had a discussion linked to their project Scream Machine as to why roller coasters don’t fall off the tracks when doing a ‘loop the loop’. This then expanded their scientific vocabulary as they had to make an explanation using their understanding of forces. 
The next step was to take part in an experiment using buckets of water, simulating the looping action and trying to recognise which forces were in motion. 
The final step was linked back to their explanations and whether they could expand these using the new knowledge gained through the practical task. 

Experiment

Testing the effects of centripetal force

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Testing the effects of centripetal force 2

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Testing the effects of centripetal force 3

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