Use the Gears-IDS Invention and Design System to build Newton's Cart.
Building and using the GEARS-IDS Newton's Cart Project is an appropriate activity for science, technology, and engineering units of instruction. This project is used as the basis for GEARS-IDS lessons that focus on force and friction.
Review a lesson on force and friction. Take the time to review the "Learning Tools" resources that are located in the upper-right corner of the lesson page.
This document illustrates and describes how to use the GEARS-IDS components to easily build an apparatus that can be used to explore Newton's laws of motion. Use this simple project to study motion and calculate velocity and acceleration.