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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: Centripetal Motion (cont’d)

While at the amusement park, please answer the following questions...

(1) Find three roller coasters that have examples of potential and kinetic energy. Draw a sketch of each roller coaster below, and label the points of the greatest kinetic and potential energy.
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(2) At the Visitor’s Center, find out the height of the starting hill of each of the roller coasters you plan to ride for the day. Please record your data here:

Coaster Name Hill Height
 
(3) Find three rides that are examples of centrifugal force “in action” that are not roller coaster loops. List the ride names here:

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(4) Write a description of your experience feeling the affects of centrifugal force:
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