Explore momentum of a marble rolling down a ramp and transfer of momentum to a cup

Kit contents: grooved metric ruler, washer, tape, marble, small paper/plastic cup (cut in half), measuring tape, 3 books (use science books)

Key concepts: force, friction, gravity, balanced forces, unbalanced forces

Science Standards:
The student knows that the motion of an object is determined by the overall effect of all of the forces acting on the object (SC.C.2.2.4)
The student knows that it is important to keep accurate records and descriptions to provide information and clues on causes of discrepancies in repeated experiments (SC.H.1.2.1).
The student knows that a successful method to explore the natural world is to observe and record, and then analyze and communicate the results (SC.H.1.2.2).

 

 

 

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