Adriana Flores, 3rd Law

Adriana Flores, 3rd Law

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Storyboard Description

In the following comic strip, Newton's third law is explained and provided with examples that show how it works. My character shows how "every action has an equal and opposite reaction", by first jumping from a diving board, then using the pool's wall to accelerate in a specific direction, finally my character shows how this law also applies to when she is simply swimming.

Storyboard Text

  • Hi, my name is Sally! Today I'm going to dive into my friend's pool to demonstrate one of Newton's laws of motion. Sir Issac Newton was one of the most influential scientists of all time and in 1686 presented his three laws of motion.  
  • Newton's third law of motion will be put to work when I jump from the diving board into the pool, this law states that "every action has an equal and opposite reaction".
  • Jumping adds pressure to the diving board, thereby I am placing a force to it.
  • Now that I am in the pool, I can also demonstrate Newton's 3rd law of motion by pushing my feet against the side of it to give me acceleration in a specific direction.
  • Finally, by swimming and pushing the water in a backward direction, the reaction of that action will be a force exerted on me that'll cause me to swim forward.
  • In conclusion, Newton's third law of motion can be applied to any action that creates an equal and opposite reaction, like when I jumped from the diving board, pushed myself from the wall to swim forward, and finally to simply swimming.
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