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# Product 13161

With the Flinn PSWorks™ Parabola for physics, observe how a projectile follows a parabolic path.

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## Product Details

Clearly convince your students that a projectile follows a parabolic path! Launch a ball bearing using the unique launching mechanism, and watch the ball skim the surface of the track which is in the shape of a parabola. Connect the optional PSworks Photogate Timer to the track to demonstrate the conservation of energy-the projectile's speed is the same when it's at the same height, whether it's going up or down. Flipping the Parabola over coverts it to a conservation of energy track. Show students that a ball will roll to the same starting height even if the path to get there is longer or shorter. This two-for-one demonstration apparatus is a versatile addition to your physics equipment. Made from durable hardwood-it will last for years! Teacher instructions and student worksheet are provided. PSworks Stand, or equivalent, is required. PSworks Photogate Timer is a recommended option.

## 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
MS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer
HS-PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces

### Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Stability and change

### Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-ETS1-4: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.