Centrifugal Force And Motion Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment, we’re going to explore and investigate centrifugal force and motion.
- Tennis ball
- Adult supervision
- Have an adult cut a hole through a tennis ball.
- Push the string through the hole and tie a knot on the opposite end to keep the string from pulling back through.
- Leave about four feet of string hanging from the tennis ball.
- Go outside.
- Hold the string by the loose end and swing around in a circle.
- The centrifugal force will pull the tennis ball up.
How it Works:
Centrifugal force is the energy of an object trying to stay in a straight line while traveling in a circle. This is actually not a force at all but a result of inertia, which is the tendency of an object to resist rest.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different lengths of string. Try different types of balls that are heavier or lighter.