Dynamic Cart for PSSC Physics

Description
This wooden cart was designed to show the relation between a force exerted on an object and the velocity of that object. It was simple and inexpensive, made from short pieces of 2" x 4" and three roller skate wheels. This example was made by Grisell and Kaiel, students at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon, in the early 1960s.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
early 1960s
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 29.21 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 3 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 29.21 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
2007.0040.01
catalog number
2007.0040.01
accession number
2007.0040
Credit Line
Gift of Benson Polytechnic High School
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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