High School / Physics

Newton's First Law

In this lab, students will use motion sensors to determine how force influences the motion of an object. Students will observe that an object’s motion is unchanged in the absence of an external force.

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Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Mass and Hanger Set

Mass and Hanger Set

The Mass and Hanger Set includes 4 hangers and 27 weights that range from 0.5 g to 100 g.

Basic Smart Cart Metal Track 1.2 m System

The Basic Smart Cart and Metal Track 1.2m System includes two Wireless Smart Carts and a 1.2 m aluminum track without the accessories package.

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Newton's First Law