Loop the loop

Loop the loop

A ball rolls down an inclined plane and around the loop.

PIRA Code(s): 
1M40.20
Set up time: 
none
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Mechanics, Work and Energy, Conservation of Energy, Centripetal Force
Operation: 
Place ball at the top of track and let it fall. To show students the minimum height required to loop the loop, place the ball on the track at a height that is about double the height of the loop.
Safety: 
Do not stand where the ball exits the track.