Circular Motion

Lead your class in this exciting activity to learn more about motion and its importance. Pupils learn about a centripetal and why it is required to maintain a constant speed in a circulating moving mass. They apply the equation for circular motion to solve various problems and explore centrifugal force to further understand its relation to centripetal force.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils research the physiological aspect of circular motion in a skater, or other athlete, and the long-term effects this causes, if any
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure participants limit their spins to keep from becoming too dizzy and falling
  • Perform the activity in an area where there is ample room to move and ensure there are no obstructions that could harm individuals
Pros

  • Engages the class through active participation and exercise while learning concepts
  • Provides a detailed description of complex concepts to ensure all learners understand the material
Cons

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