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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: Centripetal Motion (cont’d)

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

(1) 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. You need to calculate the velocity of your car at the bottom of each starting hill. Please record your data here:

Coaster Name
Hill Height
Car Velocity
 
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(2) Document in pictures what it “looks like” to travel at those velocities!

(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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