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Newton Car
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 3-12


Student teams use a wooden car and rubber bands to toss a small mass off the car. The car, resting on rollers, will be propelled in the opposite direction. During a set of experiments, students will change the variables. They will then measure how far the car rolls in response to the action force generated.

Newton Car Activity   [1MB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Rockets Educator Guide.