Why do we not feel the Earth turning
Something that I get asked a lot, I decided to write a short piece on this topic and answer this puzzling question. I also wanted to share this piece of information with everyone because this is something that gets asked a lot by kids or by students if you are teaching science at school and talking about stars and solar system.
The reason that we do not feel the earth turning is that the centripetal force caused by the Earth’s rotation is negligible compared to gravity. Now that is the good thing, or we would all fly off into outer space! There is also the Coriolis force that results from the Earth’s rotation: we can see it is effects, but we cannot really “feel” it.
By the way,we do “feel” the Earth’s turning. Although the effect is minimum at some places,the effect is maximum at the equator, and vanishes at the poles. This should answer the question to your students now what would be a good question that your students or kids can figure out is why is it that the effect is maximum at the equator and vanishes at the poles?