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Do you think you can successfully perform the SICK Science Inertia Challenge? We believe in you, and the Inertia Challenge kit will help. In fact, you’ll master a number of amazing physics experiments that Sir Isaac Newton, himself, would applaud.
Start by testing your hand at Inertia Rings. Balance a yellow ring on the mouth of an empty 1 or 2 liter bottle and place a hex nut or other heavy object on top of the ring. When the yellow ring is removed, the hex nut will drop straight into the bottle. Then, try another, more difficult version that replaces the ring with an Inertia Card. There are even more experiments inside, so are you ready to master inertia?
DON’T FORGET! Like with all of our Sick Science kits, you’ll receive a URL link and QR code to access the experiment video, as well as an exclusive Take It Further video featuring Steve Spangler!
- 2 – 1 liter bottles with caps
- 4 Inertia Cards
- 5 clear latex balloons
- 10 hex nuts
- 1 pair of Clear Safety Glasses
- 4 Inertia Rings
- Experiment and Take It Further videos (URL link and QR code)
- Step-by-step, color activity guide
What Does It Teach?
The SICK Science series covers a ton of science from a broad spectrum of fields. From optical illusions and color mixing to centripetal force and physics, you can find a use for every experiment in the series. Each SICK Science kit provides young scientists an opportunity to explore the world around them and engage with the properties that make science so amazing.
Science Fair Connection
Observing and using the Inertia Challenge is pretty cool, but this activity isn’t a science fair project, yet. You can make it one simply by identifying a variable (something that might change the outcome) in the experiment, then testing that variable, and correctly reporting the results. Think about some variables like these that you might test:
- Try stacking different items on top of the ring or card to see if you can still land the items in the bottle.
- Try placing different things (like a coin) inside the balloon and see if the law of motion is affected.
These are just a couple of ideas, but you aren’t limited to them! Come up with different ideas of variables to test and give them a try. Remember, you can only change one variable at a time for each test. For example, if you are testing different water temperatures, make sure that all other factors in the test remain the same!
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