Steve Spangler Science: Newton’s Inertia Beads

Inertia, force, and motion come together as Sir Isaac Newton’s favorite beads pull themselves out of a container.

All it takes is a slight tug and the string of beads literally pulls itself out of the container and onto the floor. Most surprising, the beads totally empty from the container in a few seconds! Newton’s Beads are a fantastic and colorful, eye opening introduction to physics. How does it work? Sir Isaac Newton explains it with just one word… inertia. There’s also friction, potential and kinetic energy, gravity, and acceleration. These beads will open scientific doors with a quick, easy, and truly spectacular activity.

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Energy (Potential and Kinetic), Force (Gravitational), Motion, Newton's Laws of Motion , Physics
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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