Economy Air Track
Item # P4-2710
American Scientific, LLC
The Economy Air Track compares favorably to 2.0m air tracks. The aluminum precision air track not only comes with an air source and accessories but also includes data-logger and photogates!
A complete solution for mechanics study on a budget!
An air track is one of the most fundamental components of the physics lab. Its near-frictionless surface gives students hands-on experience with the basic concepts of velocity, acceleration, momentum, collisions, and conservation of energy. This 1.2-meter air track system is accessible even for tighter budgets.
Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.
- Air source
- 2 carts
- End pulleys
- Collision kit
- 1 digital timer and
- 2 photogates
- 120v 60hz.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).