This is a practical, hands-on lab for students that are learning about Newton’s laws of motion. During this activity, students will use marbles on a track you create out of metetsticks to study simple collisions and forces.
This lab activity includes:
*Analysis Questions Key
Supplies needed for each group for this lab:
*4 metersticks taped to the floor to form a track
*5 small marbles
*2 large marbles
This lab is designed to address middle school Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS*) MS-PS2-1 and MS-PS2-2. Depending on where in your unit you put this lab, it can take 40-60 minutes to complete.
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