Activity #3: Experimental Design

Materials: plastic poppers, toothpicks, pencils, straws, q-tips, measuring tape, safety glasses

Part 1: Watch the video below to learn how to use a plastic popper. Reflect on how each of Newton’s three laws of motion is demonstrated during the popping and landing process. Explain your observations in your workbook. 

Part 2: Design and conduct a proper experiment to answer the question below. Wear safety glasses. Document your experiment in your workbook. 


What effect does surface type have on the height of popper pop?