ME5.4 Centrifuge - Dependence on Surrounding Medium

This centrifuge consists of fishing bobbers and glass jars. Two bobbers are attached to the ends of the centrifuge so that they hang vertically when not rotating and horizontally when rotating due to centripetal force. Two jars are mounted upside down on the centrifuge with a bobber in each jar. Fill the jars with water and let the bobbers float. When the centrifuge begins to spin, the water being heavier than the bobber will be forced to the radially outward face of the jar, while the bobbers being lighter will float radially in.

Equipment Location: F6-2