A classic attention-getter that gives key motion concepts visual meaning. Simple to operate-just place the ball in the spring-loaded cylinder and set the car in motion on a smooth, level surface. A quick pull on the release pin causes the ball to fly up into the air. As the car keeps moving the ball comes back down right into the cylinder! Students will be amazed.
This car is very rugged but more importantly will give repeatable results. The analysis of the independence of motions in two dimensions will make great follow-up discussion as you run the demo multiple times. Complete with release pin, steel ball, car, instructions, and background information.