PASCO Dynamic Systems

Dynamics Systems provide an engaging and affordable method for physics educators to teach a variety of complex concepts. We offer a variety of cart and track options that enable educators to personalize their Dynamics System, while staying within their budget. Compare our cutting-edge carts, sleek and expandable tracks, and various price points to determine which system suits your applications.


The following tables outline our Basic and Standard Dynamics Systems by product part number. To help select the right system, follow the three steps below and we'll identify the product for you based on your selections.

Basic System Products

  Plastic Track 1.2 m Metal Track 1.2 m Metal Track 2.2 m
Plastic Carts ME-5701 ME-5702 ME-5703
Metal Carts ME-5704 ME-5705 ME-5706
Smart Carts ME-5707 ME-5708 ME-5709

Standard System Products

  Plastic Track 1.2 m Metal Track 1.2 m Metal Track 2.2 m
Plastic Carts ME-5711 ME-5712 ME-5713
Metal Carts ME-5714 ME-5715 ME-5716
Smart Carts ME-5717 ME-5718 ME-5719

1 Select System Type: Basic or Standard

Basic System

Basic System Includes

  • Track
  • 2 Carts
  • 2 Feet
  • 2 Endstops
  • Rod Clamp
  • 2 Mass Bars (4 with metal carts)
Standard System

Standard System Includes

  • Track
  • 2 Carts
  • 2 Feet
  • 2 Endstops
  • Rod Clamp
  • 2 Mass Bars (4 with metal carts)
  • Spring Set
  • Clamp-on Super Pulley
  • Friction Block
  • Angle Indicator

2 Select Track Type: Metal or Plastic

Metal Tracks

Metal Track Advantages

  • Straight and rigid
  • Can do induced magnetic drag because it’s conductive
  • Feet can be placed at any position
  • High-contrast scale
Metal Tracks

Metal Track Advantages

  • Straight and rigid
  • Can do induced magnetic drag because it’s conductive
  • Feet can be placed at any position
  • High-contrast scale
Plastic Tracks

Plastic Track Advantages

  • Can add tracks to make as long as you want
  • Lightweight
  • Can add curved track to do hills
  • Built-in feet
  • Storage: 1-meter track disassembles into two 50-cm parts
  • Less expensive

3 Select Cart Type: Metal, Plastic or Smart Cart

Metal Carts

Metal Cart Advantages

  • Red and blue for distinguishing in collisions
  • More inertia
  • Sturdy body
  • User-replaceable wheels
Plastic Carts

Plastic Cart Advantages

  • Red and blue for distinguishing in collisions
  • Least expensive
  • Two string tie positions
  • Plunger has a long throw.
Smart Carts

Smart Cart Advantages

  • Red and blue for distinguishing in collisions
  • Completely instrumented with all the sensors you need for dynamics
  • Two string tie positions
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless: No interface required

Additional Resources

If you have additional questions regarding our equipment or software, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.