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Learning about Centrifugal Force

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Learning about centrifugal force

This is a fun way to learn about centrifugal force (it’s also a bit addicting). You’ll need a pool noodle (ours was already cut down to about 2 ft), duct tape, a marble and a serrated knife or something to cut the pool noodle with.

Learning about centrifugal force

Cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise

Learning about centrifugal force

Learning about centrifugal force

Form the cut noodle into a ring with the ridge inside. Apply some duct tape but only to the outside of the ring.

Learning about centrifugal force

Grab a marble and you’re ready to go!

Learning about centrifugal force

Place the marble in the ridge of the ring.

Learning about centrifugal force

Start moving the ring in a circular motion.

Learning about centrifugal force

Keep moving the ring in a circular motion while bringing it down horizontally to see if you can keep the marble moving.

Learning about centrifugal force

Here’s a video of it in action

Welcome to the fourth week of Summer Camp Matherial Themed Weeks! This week is pool noodle week where we’ll share an activity using paper plates each day. If you have an activitiy please share it here or on our Facebook page! We’ll try and do a round up at the end of each week.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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