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Newton's Laws – Activity

Directions: Mark each of the following situations as an example of Newton’s First (1st ), Second (2nd ) or Third (3rd ) Law on the blank before the number. Then explain in complete sentences how the situation is an example of that particular law.

  1. A magician pulls a tablecloth out from under dishes and glasses on a table without disturbing them.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  2. A person’s body is thrown outward as a car rounds a curve on a highway.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  3. Rockets are launched into space using jet propulsion where exhaust accelerates out from the rocket and the rocket accelerates in an opposite direction.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  4. A picture is hanging on a wall and does not move.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  5. A person not wearing a seatbelt flies through a car window when someone slams on the breaks because the person’s body wants to remain in continuous motion even when the car stops.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  6. Pushing a child on a swing is easier than pushing an adult on the same swing, because the adult has more inertia.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  7. A soccer ball accelerates more than a bowling ball when thrown with the same force.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  8. A soccer player kicks a ball with their foot and their toes are left stinging.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  9. A student leaves a pencil on a desk and the pencil stays in the same spot until another student picks it up.
    Explain Your Answer:
     
  10. Two students are in a baseball game. The first student hits a ball very hard and it has a greater acceleration than the second student who bunts the ball lightly.
    Explain Your Answer:
 
 

 
 
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