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Winter Olympics: Short Track Speed Skating
In short track speed skating, competitors race each other around an oval track at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour! So how can they lean so sharply during turns without falling over? This cool 2-page physics worksheet helps kids understand how concepts like centrifugal force, centripetal force, inertia, and center of gravity can reveal the answer. Kids also conduct a fun, mindbending physics experiment to see these forces in action!