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Can you give me simple hands on activities to show Newtons 3 laws of motion? Something that can be done in 2 to 3 minutes
jaredlovering Dropping a tennis ball. The ball doesn't just hang in the air because an unbalanced force (gravity) pulls it toward the ground. You can calculate the force with which it will hit the ground based on its mass time times the acceleration of gravity (2nd Law). It will bounce up because the floor will push back with the opposite force with which it fal...See More
Feb 1, 2013
Rebeckya For newton's first law- you can show a clip of the table cloth trick or do the coin trick (put an index card on a cup, a coin on the index card the pull or flick the index card away- the coin doesn't go with the card because that force was not applied to the coin. This leads to newton's second law where the coin feel because of the unbalanced force...See More
Feb 28, 2013

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