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Making Tracks

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Perhaps find a bicycle and experiment.

Or perhaps trace a curve on paper and imagine a cyclist following that curve with the front wheel, and then consider the possibilities for the back wheel ?

You may also like to consider the motions recorded in these three images. One line traces the path of a back wheel and one line traces the path of a front wheel: