Mj-3 Action and Reaction
Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011
To demonstrate Newton's third law.
- Linear air track
- Two air gliders
- Compressed springs or magnets
- Cotton and matches
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Action and Reaction
Two identical gliders are connected with a piece of cotton. The gliders have compressional springs or like poles of magnets facing each other. Burning the cotton releases the gliders.