Dinner Table

Purpose: Illustrate Newton’s First law of motion(Law of inertia).

Parts:

Setup:

Setup the table with dinnerware(should be heavy, paper plates cups won’t work) and the cloth or sheet of paper(picture 1).

Leave just enough cloth to hang slightly on the other side. Make sure the table and bottoms of the dinnerware are smooth and dry.

Jerk the paper out from the table, be careful not to pull upward on the cloth. The cloth will come free without disturbing dinnerware.