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Newton's Cradle NGSS

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Witness the amazing laws of physics!

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Witness the amazing laws of physics! Named for Sir Isaac Newton, Newton's Cradle demonstrates the law of conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres. When one of the end spheres is lifted and released, the resulting force travels through the line and pushes the last sphere upward. This chain reaction of swinging and clicking balls is quite entertaining and mesmerizing to watch.

A creative, high-quality gift you'll be proud to give to someone special. Newton's Cradle promotes relaxation, relieves stress and enhances inner peace. Great for conference rooms, lobbies and offices. Just plain fun! For ages 14+. Ready to use, stand 5-3/4" tall. 4.75" × 5.75"× 6"Style may vary.

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You ought to say more, if the apparatus works as it should: if two balls on one end are lifted and then released, two balls, not just one, will fly off the other end. Make it three balls, and then one of the ones on one end will travel together with the two that were hit. You ought to make a deluxe model with 7 or 9 balls; if the price isn't too high, people might prefer a deluxe model. Then they could see just how hard it is to fool the apparatus as to the number of balls you are using on one end.
Peter Nyikos

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

K-PS2-1

Students can use the Newton's Cradle to plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

K-PS2-2

Students can use the Newton's Cradle in an investigation to analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

3-PS2-2

Students can use the Newton's Cradle in an investigation to understand motion. Students can make observation and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

4-PS3-4

Students can use the Newton's Cradle to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

MS-PS3-5

Students can use the Newton's Cradle to construct, use and present arguments or experiments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Newton's Cradle in an investigation to analyze data to support the claim that Newton's Second Law of Motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

HS-PS2-2

Students can use the Newton's Cradle in an investigation and use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.

HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Newton's Cradle design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

K-PS2-1
K-PS2-2
3-PS2-2
4-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5
HS-PS2-1
HS-PS2-2
HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Newton's Cradle in a number of investigations to demonstrate and teach Newton's Laws of Motion. This science tool creates a dramatic demonstration of energy transfer, and much more.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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