Cyclone Sam's CLOUDPOOFER 2000

By: Tori and Sammy Jo

Circular Motion

  • Circular Motion-is a movement of an object along the circumference of a circle or rotation along a circular path.
  • Cyclone Sam exhibits circular motion. Cyclone Sam is an example of circular motion because, as you are strapped in and the ride starts, you move in a constant circle.
  • Also, the ride exhibits straight line motion when it moves up and down.


The ride Cyclone Sam starts out slow. As you move throughout the ride you gradually accelerate, going faster, and faster, staying at a consistent speed. Towards the ending of the ride it gradually gets slower.


  • Friction keeps you in your seat which effects the rider.
  • Gravity pulls you down so that you stay in your seat, which effects the rider.


  • Gravity allows for the ride to move up, and down, and diagonal, and all over the place
  • Applied Force is shown when they apply the brakes and you will jerk forward and stop

Newton's 3rd Law

Newtons's 3rd Law states that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. So when I (Sam), am on the outside seat and Tori is sitting on the inside seat, when she is leaning and pushing the side of her body to mine I am also pushing on her.(Even though it doesn't feel like it.)