Low-friction, low-cost, easy-to-use and easy-to-set-up Mechanics Track for physics lab experiments. With this track, students can effectively conduct 1-D kinematics, 2-D kinematics, 1-D collision, 2-D elastic collision and conservation of energy laboratory experiments. Save thousands of valuable science department budget dollars purchasing this track that students can easily use for 5 different experiments. Save valuable time setting up your physics lab in less than 10 minutes with this easy-to-set-up design that does not require any tools. Built by a physics teacher for physics teachers.
Key Features Easily adjustable incline 8' maximum length, can be shortened (1-D and 2-D Kinematics) 4' length (1-D and 2-D Elastic Collision, conservation of energy labs) low friction target piece (holds target ball for collision labs) works best with steel balls or glass marbles sets up in less than 10 minutes compact and easy to store
I recently began my first physics teaching position at a small high school in Wisconsin. After receiving my first science equipment catalog, I was appalled at how much these companies were bleeding schools of their valuable science department budgets. A single mechanics track priced at $300 not including accessories like a cart, stoppers, spring launchers etc. With all of the accessories included, a single class set of 12 dynamics equipment could easily run close to $6000. How is a district with very limited funds supposed to find that kind of money? The equipment bought from vendors can often be cumbersome, complex to use especially with electronics, and take close to an hour to set up. After doing some research and conducting experiments of my own, I developed this dynamics track at a tiny fraction of the cost. Over the past year, I have learned to be very efficient with my time. Using equipment that takes less than 10 minutes to set up for an entire class has saved me hours of prep time.