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Push Me Pull Me Carts
Description: This demo really gets the students involved in a common physics problem involving Newton's Third Law.
Instructions: Have two students stand on the carts and grasp the ends of the rope provided. Have only one student at a time pull on the rope and observe that they both move. Use the long stick for pushing.
Hazards: Make sure your students are comfortable standing on the carts, as they could fall off.
Parts: two floor carts (or skateboards)
a long-ish piece of rope
a segment of PVC tubing
a medicine ball (if requested)
Setup Time: none
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