This comic strip explains a group of students doing an experiment on Newton' second law of motion.
SP2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how forces affect the motion of objects.
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Newton's 2nd Law
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So the goal of this experiment is to test Newton's second law. One of you will go to the top of the building and drop the paper ball and rock at the same time.
Another person will watch and see which one hits the most force, where the last will then record it.
Great, now explain.
Well, I understand the second law, but I don't understand how it applies to the experiment.
Well, the 2nd law of Newton states that acting or applying force to an object causes the object to accelerate in the direction of the force.
And even though you dropped the balls at the same time with the same force, because the rock had a greater mass, it fell to the ground first.
I get it now. Although both things were dropped with the same force, the rock hit the ground with a greater amount of force quicker because it had the greater mass and was traveling at a greater acceleration.
Great, now you understand Newton's 2nd law of motion!