Final Sunday afternoon one thing occurred in my life that I’ll always remember. That occasion was my oldest daughter roding her bicycle down our driveway on her personal! No coaching wheels, no Dad holding on to the again of her seat, fully on her personal! It was superior! She did it a number of extra instances this week and we acquired it on video.
The method of serving to my daughter be taught to journey her bike jogged my memory that there’s a lot occurring without delay to make a motorbike go ahead whereas retaining your steadiness, significantly retaining your steadiness whereas turning. It is a kind of issues that you simply form of simply should expertise to grasp. That mentioned, as soon as you’ve got mastered it you could be curious concerning the physics of using bicycles.
Minute Physics presents two movies concerning the physics of bicycles. In How Do Bikes Keep Up? we learn the way bikes keep upright, how design and weight influences steadiness, and why bicycles are tough to steadiness in reverse.
The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike explains how we flip bicycles.
Functions for Training
Each movies present physics classes based mostly round an exercise with which most college students are acquainted. Earlier than letting college students watch the movies ask them to attempt to clarify how bikes keep up and switch. The primary of the 2 movies might additionally present inspiration for an out of doors physics lesson.