Unit 6: Newtonian Mechanics – Circular and Rotational Motion

We all intuitively know that there’s a lot going on with force and acceleration when we drive around a curve or go through a loop on a roller coaster. We all also have pushed on the wrong side of a door when trying to open it only to find that it barely budges. Let’s find out how these things really work.

First Ferris wheel
The world’s first Ferris wheel made its debut at the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. Engineer George W. Ferris’ design was meant to wow the world in the way the Eiffel Tower did at the 1889 World’s Fair.


Full teacher notes available by request via email to Michelle.Burgess@avonlakecityschools.org
from an official educational institution email address.


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