Watch science in action as the five metal balls swing from side to side. Named after its creator Sir Isaac Newton, this timeless favourite demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion in the most relaxing way. Swing one ball back, let it go, and watch the energy transfer through to the ball on the opposite end as it swings to almost the same height. But the fun doesn’t stop there; the balls continue to swing until friction slows the momentum, allowing you to observe the principles of conservative motion right in front of you. What happens if you swing two or even three balls?
Impress family, friends or colleagues with your desk top science. The Deluxe Newton’s cradle takes this classic science toy to the next level of aesthetic design. Coming in small, medium and large sizes, the black base and timber cradle makes this a beautiful addition to any home or office décor. If fact, the timber design and 30mm metal balls make the pendulum last longer, with the Medium Deluxe Newton’s Cradle swinging for over one minute 45 seconds, and the Large for over two minutes! Not only is the Deluxe Newton’s Cradle intriguing and mesmerising to watch, the gentle clicking of the metal balls will relax you in any situation.
A unique gift for those who have it all, or even yourself, the Deluxe Newton’s Cradle will delight anyone and everyone.
Not suitable for children three years of age and under.
Small size: 220 x 190 x 195mm
Medium size: 250 x 220 x 215mm
Large size: 310 x 240 x 245mm
Packaging size – small: 330 x 320 x 310mm
Packaging size – medium: 390 x 330 x 330mm
Packaging size – large: 610 x 310 x 550mm
This product makes a great classroom teaching resource, and can be used in classroom activities that align to the Australian Curriculum.
Year 2 - ACSSU033
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
Year 4 - ACSSU076
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
Year 8 - ACSSU155
Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
Year 10 - ACSSU229
The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
Year 10 - ACSSU190
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations