ElementaryMiddle School / Physical Science

Weight Drop Launch

Students will investigate how a weight drop launch style of roller coaster works using a //code.Node Cart. Additionally, they will create a Blockly program that triggers data recording to stop once a negative velocity is reached.


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Weight_Drop_Launch_S.docx 252.30 KB
Weight_Drop_Launch_S.pdf 358.98 KB

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Featured Equipment

//code.Node Cart

//code.Node Cart

The //code.Node Cart is a four-wheeled cart into which fits the //code.Node.

Bumper Accessory Set

Bumper Accessory Set

Bumpers for use with any Force Sensor to perform both elastic and inelastic collisions.

50 g Replacement Mass Set

Replacement masses for Mass and Hanger Set (ME-8979).

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