the Paradigms in Physics Program
This kinesthetic activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students visualize and experience the effect of rotational acceleration. Students play catch on a merry-go-round. The entire class wrap-up discussion includes student testimony of their experience of playing catch on a rotating surface, buttressing the students' understanding of rotational acceleration.
This material is part of the Paradigms in Physics project at Oregon State University. This work promotes the use of active student learning in upper division physics courses. Both learning materials and learning strategies are provided to help both students and instructors.
Dray, Tevian. Paradigms in Physics: Merry-Go-Round. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 23, 2013. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfturn (accessed 21 September 2018).
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