Centripetal Force

In order to investigate cetntripetal force and angular momentum, youngsters compare the motion of erasers hung from a string. It is not clear what type of Amish toy is needed in the warm up activity, so you may not be able to use it. The activity that follows is simplistic, but serves its purpose of getting physical science learners to investigate circular motion. Two language arts, a social studies, and a math activity are also suggested as cross-curricular supplements. 

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Physics
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning