Recycled Bottle Toss

For centuries, children have been exploring physics by playing classic tossing games. Test Newton’s Laws of Motion by creating a bottle toss toy* with materials found in your recycle bin.

You can take this challenge a step further and prototype other variations. For instance, what changes if the string is longer or shorter? What changes if the weight is heavier or lighter?

*Some adult assistance required.

The Recycled Bottle Toss was part of our Week 1 Theme: Newton’s Laws. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?

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