MATERIALS: 6 inches of string, fishing weight (split shot variety), small paper clip

Hold the accelerometer by the paper clip in your hand. Move your hand to your right then your left. Draw the direction the accelerometer swings . Also indicate the direction of the force at you move the accelerometer.

Accel picture

Hold the accelerometer in one hand. Hold you hand outstretched and twirl around while watching the accelerometer. Below is the circle your hand makes as viewed from overhead. Draw which way the accelerometer swings . Also label the force's direction .

Overhead view of Acceleration


Paper Clip and Force


Overhead View of centripetal force


Circular motion and the bolo

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