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6. Coffee cups

How do the cups move?

Watch the ride. Try to follow the motion of one cup. Where during the ride do you move the fastest?

  1. You move with the same speed throughout the ride
  2. You move faster when you are close to the coffee pot
  3. You move faster when you are further away from the pot

Where do you move the slowest?

What does you body experience during the different parts of the ride? What forces act on you?

Which of the images below gives the best description of the motion during the ride?

Read more about the motion in Tea Cup rides