Forces

We investigated what a force is and what happens when it is applied.

Lady Morag asked us to look because we would come under some significant pushes and pulls when we first use the time machine.

We first looked at the different types of force.

Pushes

Pulls

Twists

We then investigated what would happen to us when the time machine took off. We hypothesised that when a push was applied to the time machine we would fly backwards and if a pull was applied to the time machine we would fly forwards. We used a car to represent the time machine and a ball to represent a passenger. We were quite surprised by the results.

What do you think happened to our “passenger”? Did it fly move backwards or forward? Did something else happen?

We are using also results to design safety harnesses for our time machine. Our designs will follow shortly.

25 thoughts on “Forces

  1. I think that the ball bounsed up then fell to the ground, because if the cart was going fast the ball might lift with the air or with energy and because there’s nothing to keep the ball up.

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