Data:1. Time for one revolution: ______seconds

2. Estimate the distance between two consecutive

insideriders._________ft; ___________m3. Estimate the distance between two consecutive

outsideriders._________ft; __________m4. Total time the carousel was in motion: _______min.

Questions:

- Your body is thrown slightly to the ….. a. outside b. inside ..... as the ride turns.

- You feel lighter when your horse is moving ….. a. up b. down.

- The animals on the ….. a. outside b. inside ….. move faster.

Calculations:

- What is the distance the
**outside rider**traveled in one revolution?

- What is the distance the
**inside rider**traveled in one revolution?

***Hint: Multiply the distance between two consecutive riders by the number of riders on the (1) outside (2) inside.***

- Calculate the speed of the
**outside rider.**

____ft/sec, _____m/sec

***** Hint: s = d/t *****( show all work )

- Calculate the speed of the
**inside rider.**

**____ft/sec, _____m/sec**

- Which rider, the inside or outside has the
greater speed? Why? Explain your
answer in terms of distance & time.

- Calculate the total distance the outside
rider has traveled during the time the carousel was in motion.
(show work)

**_____ft, ____m**

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Updated 1/28/2012