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Exploring Centripetal Force Kit

Item # 752211

Turn students' attention inward to centripetal force. Introduce orbits, rotational motion, Newton's laws, and force diagrams. Kit materials build 10 centripetal force chambers and 2 gelatin chamber demonstrations. Gelatin chambers require 2 to 3 hours' refrigeration. Construct force chambers 1 day ahead to allow glue to dry overnight. Instructions included.

This item has been discontinued.

Turn students' attention inward to centripetal force. Introduce orbits, rotational motion, Newton's laws, and force diagrams. Kit contains materials, activities, and building instructions for 10 centripetal force chambers and 2 centripetal force demonstrations. Includes teacher's manual with reproducible student guide. Needed but not supplied: 1-hole punch, balance (0.01 g), timers, glue, general classroom supplies, and tools and materials to prepare gelatin.

Note: Time preparation requirements for this activity: Gelatin should be prepared at least 6 to 24 hours before the demonstration; gelatin chambers require 2 to 3 hours of refrigeration. Allow glue on the force chambers to dry overnight.

  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Toy contains a marble. Not for children under 3 yrs.
 
Components Qty Included?
Gelatin Pack, Lime Green 1 Included
Gelatin Pack, Cherry Red 1 Included
Marble 2 Included
#60 Nylon Line, Roll 1 Included
Flat Zinc Washer, 7/8" 200 Included
Fishing Bobber 15 Included
Plastic Cylinder 12 Included
Polyethylene Tube 2 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
1-Hole Punch 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance (0.01 g) 2 Needed, Not Included
Timer 10 Needed, Not Included
Glue, White (small bottle) 1 Needed, Not Included