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Liquid Accelerometer—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6465 

Price: FREE

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Liquid Accelerometer Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics is a simple device that helps students visualize mathematical predictions about circular acceleration.

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This simple device will help your students visualize their mathematical predictions about circular acceleration. Just spin the apparatus and watch the flat water surface change into a predictable parabolic curve. The speed of the spinning will change the shape of the parabolic curve.To operate, simply place water in the chamber, add a little food coloring for effect, spin the device and watch the flat surface turn into a parabola. The device can be spun by hand or with a rotator if one is available.

Concepts: Uniform circular motion, centripetal force.
Time Required: 10 minutes
Materials Provided: Durable and reusable liquid accelerometer apparatus.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.