Observing Inertia Force And Motion Science Experiment
In this fun and easy force and motion science experiment for kids, we’re going to see if we can observe inertia.
- Three foot piece of string
- Rubber band
Tie one end of the string around the book.
Tie the other end of the string to the rubber band.
Now put the book on a carpeted surface.
Grab the rubber band and pull the book across the carpet. The rubber band will stretch as the book starts to move but will not stretch as much once the book begins moving.
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How it Works:
Inertia explains that an object in motion tends to stay in motion and an object at rest tends to stay at rest. To overcome inertia you have to get the book moving by stretching the rubber band further than you have to once the book is moving.
Make This A Science Project:
Try pulling the book across different surfaces. Try different lengths of string. Try different lengths and sizes of rubber bands.
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