Breakdancing (Centripetal Force - Motion in a Curved Path): Sports Lab Series
Catalogue Number: BTE103
Producer: Breakthrough Entertainment
Subject: Character Education, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Science, Sports
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 11
Closed Captions: Yes
B Boy, Logan discovers that centripetal force has a lot to do with some of his wild breakdancing moves. The best surface for this art/sport is a slippery surface, reducing friction. Pro Jim (aka BBoy JFX) demontrates his power move, the windmill, and we learn that it requires centripetal force, the force that keeps an object moving around an axis in a circular path. The more power put into a move, the less strength needed to maintain the action. Pro tips include the importance of hydration when you are working muscles hard, and the advantage of listening to music often, feeling the rhythm of the dance.
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