Dynamics carts are for the use of studying different principles of physics including energy, forces, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum, inertia, and Newton’s Laws of motion. Create collision experiments using the carts. Children will be able to understand the “common sense” of momentum without necessarily knowing the reasons for its occurrence. Talk about what forces they see as the carts move and collide together. Ask them which cart has the greater momentum as you experiment with different speeds and weights on the cart.
You can also cover the topic of friction. Explain that friction is a force that results when two objects or substances rub against one another. There is a frictional force between your shoe and the ground, between a wheel and the road, between a table and a cup you slide over it. This force slows down the carts; otherwise they would keep moving indefinitely. Have the children talk about what would happen if there was no friction. Would they be able to walk? Drive? Ride a bike?
These Dynamic Carts are perfect for Schools, Science Clubs, STEM camps and more. There are many applications you will be able to demonstrate to young children making their studies of motion and momentum more connectable to the world around them. Use ordinary objects that are relatable to their age group and environment to help them investigate further the forces and movement of objects, energy and more.