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Newton Car

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD

Making Motion

Use scissors to cut the string. Another option is to use a match or small lighter to burn through string. Using a match or lighter will produce less friction and physical interference with the car. 

ake sure that students follow school safety rules and wear any protective equipment needed. 

When the rubber bands are released, the pill bottle should be thrown off the car, and the car will roll. This is an example of Newton’s “Action-Reaction” Law of Motion.