Curiosity Guide #309 Inertia Accompanies Curious Crew, Season 3, Episode 9 (#309) Nutty Challenge Investigation #3 Description Your challenge is to see how many hex nuts will fall into a container, using Newton ’ s Law of Inertia. Materials per person Wide-mouth, empty bottle. Heavier bottles work better. 10 hex nuts Embroidery hoop or tape roll Table Procedure 1) Place the bottle on the table. 2) Balance the embroidery hoop or tape roll on the top of the bottle. 3) Center a hex nut on top of the hoop, over the opening of the bottle. 4) Carefully slide your hand or fingers in the hoop. 5) With a quick sideways motion, pull the hoop to the side of the bottle. 6) Could you make the hex nut fall into the bottle? 7) Try stacking a series of hex nuts on the hoop. 8) How many hex nuts can you catch in the bottle? 9) You can try other objects, too. For example, stand golf tees or
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