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Newton's Sailboard
# 1H10.20


Description: Newton's Sailboard shows action and reaction of a cart mounted fan.

Instructions: The track will be leveled when you arrive. Place the cart on the track and switch on the fan (make sure the fan is pointed towards the far end of the cart). Then put the sail on the cart and observe the results.

Hazards: The fan blades are exposed, so watch those fingers!

Parts: dynamics cart track
fan cart
sail

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Pasco Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 02-21 A sail is placed in front of a battery powered fan on a cart.
The Physics Teacher TPT 10(4),208 A battery powered fan and sail can be mounted on a air track cart. Three cases are demonstrated: 1) sail attached, fan not attached; 2) both sail and fan attached; 3) fan attached, no sail.

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