This discrepant event will get students questioning Newton's Laws. But once they understand how it works, the laws of force and motion make even more sense.
When first presented with the Magnetic Accelerator, students will observe a standard steel ball collide with a group of balls at the center of the track. This collision sends the last ball in line continuing in the same direction with slightly less energy. But when the first ball inline is replaced with a magnetic sphere of the same size, the collision sends the last ball flying down the track with what seems like an amazing amount of energy. Great way to start an interesting discussion.
Includes track, magnetic sphere, steel marbles and teachers guide.