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Video Demo: Centripetal Force

A simple demonstration of centripetal force. A marble is moving in a circular path. The wall of the roll of tape is applying a force on the marble toward the center of the circular path. That is centripetal force. Once the force is removed, the marble, because it has inertia, moves in a straight line.

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I came across this site as I was researching Teacher blogs. First of all, it's so great to see someone who's so passionate about the art of teaching and willing to openly share that on the web. What a great use of YouTube/multimedia to teach your students about science!

I'm compiling a list of teaching blogs by subject area to include in an upcoming blog post and will be sure to include you. Your video archives make this a really great resource for both students and other science teachers. Keep up the good work and happy blogging!

Alexa, Community Manager
MAT@USC | @uscteacher

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

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