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Centripetal Force Chamber

Item # 752209

Observe and explore circular motion with an easy-to-construct centripetal force chamber. Students test how increasing an object’s mass affects its velocity and use their data to calculate the centripetal force. Incorporate the provided extension activities to examine the effect of the radius on velocity. Centripetal Force Chamber materials are sufficient for 1 small student group. Includes instructions; a balance (0.01 g), timers, glue, and general classroom supplies are needed but not supplied.

Price

$10.35

This item will ship on or about 12/21/16

Observe and explore circular motion with an easy-to-construct centripetal force chamber. Students test how increasing an object’s mass affects its velocity and use their data to calculate the centripetal force. Incorporate the provided extension activities to examine the effect of the radius on velocity. Centripetal Force Chamber materials are sufficient for 1 small student group. Includes instructions; a balance (0.01 g), timers, glue, and general classroom supplies are needed but not supplied.

For a classroom set of this activity, see Exploring Centripetal Force Class Kit (item #752211). Some assembly required. Construct force chamber 1 day ahead to allow glue to dry overnight.

 
Components Qty Included?
Flat Zinc Washer, 7/8" 16 Included
#60 Nylon Line, Roll 1 Included
Fishing Bobber 1 Included
Clear Plastic Cylinder 1 Included
Polyethylene Tube 2 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Balance (0.01 g) 1 Needed, Not Included
Timer 1 Needed, Not Included
Glue, White (small bottle) 1 Needed, Not Included

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