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Circular Motion

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William Barber

on 16 November 2016

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Transcript of Circular Motion

M: In your seat
V: Level of 0
P: Respond to the action on your DO NOW sheet

ACT OUT! A Volunteer will act out a scenario. First i write down what you think will happen to the contents in the bucket. Then explain what actually happened.. Why do we think thats the case??
GUESS WHAT!! We are actually experiancing acceleration.

The earth is always rotating in a circle.
Write this down..
An object traveling in a circular motion is always chaging its direction.

This means it's velocity is always changing, so that means it is accelerating.

Acceleration that occurs in a circular motion is known as
centripetal acceleration.
Work Period, Answer the below questions on the video..
Wrap up- What is centripetal force.
When done hand out tests..
Mini Lesson
Viedeo on PBS...
Circular Motion
1. Why is it important to have centripetal force with a roller coaster?
2. Does the coaster need to continue to accelerate?
3. What would happen if the coaster all of a sudden disappeared?
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