Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Carousels are not considered "thrill machines" by any stretch of the imagination. Still, carousels are as reliant on the laws of motion as their more exciting cousins, the roller coasters. It's theoretically possible that, allowed to spin out of control, a carousel could gain enough speed so that the riders would be thrown off. Thankfully, runaway carousels are not the least bit common.
Are some horses moving faster than others?
What if they're galloping?
How do you tell the lead horse on a carousel? Find out what to look for.
"Amusement Park Physics" is inspired by programs from The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond.