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CLIP 5996

Corkscrew rollercoaster closes

Corkscrew rollercoaster closes

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Key Info
  • Corkscrew rollercoaster closes
  • Duration: 01:36
  • A news report on the closure of Britain's first double-looping rollercoaster. Hundreds of people had their last ride on the Corkscrew rollercoaster at Alton Towers in November 2008. The theme park plans to replace it with a new 'top secret' ride. Due to its age, the ride has become uneconomical to run. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 7 November 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Energy - Transformation

  • Keywords: speed, force, circular motion, gravity, kinetic energy, potential energy, energy conversions, thrill, excitement, fear, fun, physics
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to illustrate energy transformations - but it is a BBC news clip and doesn't use scientific terminology.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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