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The Coriolis effect in your bathroom sink
Presenter Dr Yan Wong explains how you could investigate the myth about seeing the Coriolis effect in your own sink. It is suggested that the viewer experiment at home and then visit the show's website to learn about the science behind the experiment. However, the volume of water in a small sink is too small to see the Coriolis effect. Published as part of the Bang Goes the Theory website: bbc.co.uk/bang/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
This clip could be used as an introduction to a homework in which students complete this experiment at home. Students could be asked to research what has occurred using the BBC 'Bang Goes the Theory' website - bbc.co.uk/bang/handson/plugholes.shtml.
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