Steve Spangler Science: Centripetal Force Board

Swinging an open glass of water sounds like a recipe for a mess, but not when you understand the physics behind the trick!

When you swing a bucket of water over your head, you probably expect a big, wet rush of water to soak you as the bucket goes upside down. However, if you were swinging the bucket fast enough, nothing happens.  Well, we have a pretty incredible physics demonstration to help you understand just why you remain dry. It’s called the Centripetal Force Board, and it will help you experience the physics and forces at play when three plastic cups of water leave you high, dry, and with new hands-on science topics in mind.


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Force (Applied & Normal), Newton's Laws of Motion
K-6
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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