Centripetal Force Experiment

This afternoon, Year 5 explored centripetal force. This is one of the forces that acts on rollercoasters as they travel around loops. To test this ourselves, we used buckets filled with water. We had to swing these round using the right amount of speed to create enough momentum and centripetal force to ensure no water came out. As you can see, some of us were successful but some of us didn't quite master the required speed..!