Pillars of Pine

Pillars of Pine

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Centripetal Force

This week, I opened up the Noeo Science Text to discover we were going to learn about 'Centripetal Force'. "Aha!" Says I, "I know a good experiment for that one!"

So, out came the bucket, the rope, and of course, the water, and we all trotted outside to 'spin the bucket'.

We all had fun twirling the bucket, and stayed dry for the most part - except on the odd occasion where it hit the ground, or a head. :-/

Naturally, I now need a new bucket, thanks the crack in the bottom - but oh well, we had fun!


1 comment:

Chareen said...

I LOVED doing this when I was little. It still fascinates me that the water stays in the bucket. I think I will let Nathaniel give this a try later today!