Three friends, Laurie, Jacob, and Dorothea are walking around the track.
Yes, the weather is so nice!
It is such a lovely day today!
Hey look there's a soccer ball in the middle of the track.
Laurie notices a stationary soccer ball.
Laurie runs up and kicks the ball. She knows that the amount of force that she kicked the ball with will transfer onto it, due to Newton’s third law, there will be an equal and opposite reaction.
Thank you! As soon as it stops moving, you can take a turn.
Wow! Great kick Laurie, it is still going, you put a lot of force onto that ball.
Sorry to say it Dorothea, but that ball will not stop on its own, another force will need to act upon it.
Because of Newton's first law, the ball will continue to roll unless it is acted upon by an external force
Oh no! That means that the ball would've kept rolling and we would have lost it.