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Floor Cart and Medicine Ball
# 1H11.10

Description: This demo show how a body recoils when some of it's mass is expelled.

Instructions: Stand on the cart with the medicine ball. Toss the ball to a student volunteer and watch as you recoil in the opposite direction.

Hazards: The ball weighs almost 35 pounds and is a bit lop-sided, so be careful when you throw it that you don't lose your balance. ALso be careful when standing on the roling cart.

Parts: one floor cart
medicine ball

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Mg-5c Throw a heavy medicine ball while standing on a roller cart.

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