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Newton was really good at connecting the dots of gravity, friction, and the way things move. The first of his Three Laws of Motion describes moving and stationary objects and how something called inertia is involved with both. All of the activities in this kit point to and illustrate Newton’s first law. Yes, they are very simple but whether it’s a falling hex nut (or five) or Stop-and-Go Spheres, they all obey the same law. You’ll be amazed when a string of beads ignores you completely and obeys Newton instead. Be sure to get videos of the activities so you can thank Newton in slow motion.
The kit comes with the essential materials you’ll need to conduct a dozen experiments, take-it-further activities and challenges for 1 – 4 children per kit.
You’ll also receive two instruction guides – one for the scientist and a top secret document for the adult science helper. The easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide the learner through the scientific method while providing open-ended activities to promote further learning. The adult helper’s top secret document contains the science explanation behind all of the experiments and answers to all of the science questions. Best of all, you’ll receive helpful tips and suggestions for ways to work with your child to create an unforgettable learning experience.
Recommended for children ages 7 and up with adult supervision.
What Does It Teach?
Mention “physics” and most people go blank. Yet everyone uses and depends on the Laws of Motion everyday whether they know it or not. This kit reveals what’s behind the First Law of Motion with simple objects and great stunts! Gravity, friction, inertia, and centripetal force come into play and into the learning with every activity in this kit. You’ll discover that a slight adjustment or change can easily alter an outcome and the results are immediately evident. Variations and bonus activities are included to reinforce what Newton figured out.
Science Fair Connections
The take-it-further challenges featured throughout the kit are great starting points for any science fair project. With help and guidance from the adult science helper, it will be easy to focus in on any one of the experiments and create a great science fair project.