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With the Flinn PSWorks™ Carriage and Ramp for physics, explore the fundamentals of force and motion.

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Explore the fundamentals of force and motion with the Flinn PSworks Carriage and Ramp. With this apparatus, students study Newton's laws of motion in action and understand the relationships between distance, time, speed, and acceleration. Students will also be able to verify the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane—the simplest of simple machines. An extension rod is provided to support the ramp over the edge of a tabletop, which allows the hanging weights to fall and move the carriage over the entire length of the ramp. Includes:- Carriage with low-friction wheels- Hardwood ramp, 1.2 m- Ramp support- Hardware for attaching to a PSworks Support Stand- Low-friction pulley- Protractor- Extension rodAdditional materials that are required, but not included, are a PSworks Support Stand, photogate timer, weight hanger, weights and pulley cord.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Patterns

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.