Newton's Laws Experiment - EX-5503A



In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, students use this collection of equipment to discover or experimentally determine the first of Newton's Laws.

  • Newton's First Law: Students examine an object's motion to see if it changes when forces are applied or not.
  • Newton's Second Law - Students use the Smart Cart to discover the relationships between force, mass and acceleration
  • Newton's Third Law - Using the force sensors from two Smart Carts, students prove that forces between objects are equal in magnitude yet opposite in direction. These experiments include both tug-of-war exercises and collisions between cars.

PASCO Advantage:
The Smart Cart has all the sensors required, making setup very quick and easy. The integration between the probeware and equipment helps students focus on the physics of each experiment.

Acceleration data for the PAScar as it experiences changing net forces.

Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Connectivity

Required Software:

PASCO products that use Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity (wireless sensors, Smart Carts, and the AirLink) require the latest versions of our software.

PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Additionally, the Wireless Motion Sensor and Wireless Smart Carts can be connected via Bluetooth and used with our MatchGraph app.

Compatibility/System Requirements

Any current model Chromebook, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone will support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth Low Energy devices. Also, any Windows 10 device with Creators Edition 1703 or later will support direct connection.

Chromebook users MUST have the latest firmware updates for ALL wireless sensors in order to use them without the USB Bluetooth Adapter. Full information.

All other Windows computers/tablets, older Macs, and Chromebooks without updated sensor firmware currently require the PS‑3500 USB Bluetooth Adapter to connect to PASCO’s Bluetooth Low Energy devices.

Full compatibility details are available, including compatibility information for older computing devices.

Buying Guide

USB Bluetooth Adapter

Windows devices, Chromebooks and older Macs lack native Bluetooth® Smart support and require an adapter to use PASCO wireless products.

All current model Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or phones support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth Smart devices and do not require the adapter.

Full compatibility details are available.

USB Bluetooth Adapter   PS-3500

Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.