Newton Cradle

Added by Craig Napier on Dec 15, 2008

This model shows a Newton cradle in operation. It can be used to discuss Newton's Third Law of motion, and investigate conservation of energy and momentum.

This item teaches:

  • about Newton's third law of motion: the equal and opposite forces exterted by bodies interatcting with each other
  • about the conservation of momentum
  • about the the conservation of total energy in energy transfers

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