Centrifugal Force

Grades 3-6 had a go at experimenting with Centrifugal force, swinging a bucket with water in it around – as fast as possible! It was a bit tricky slowing down. This was in answer to a question about why the Sun’s gravitational pull doesn’t pull Earth and other planets right in.

Apart from our own gravitational pull Centrifugal force plays a part in Earth keeping a safe distance away.


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