Mr. Cat and the Penguin of Goop's Misadventure With Force (Newton's 1st Law)


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Mr. Cat wants to test the laws of force.

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  • One Fine Day...
  • Meow meow meow meow meow meow. Translation: I wonder what would happen if I fell off this red block thing?
  • Meow meow meow meow meow. Translation: Let's see what will happen!
  • MEEEEEOOOOOOWWW! MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW! Translation: WEEEEEEE! I seem to be ACCELERATING towards the ground. My state of motion has changed, does this mean that the forces that are acting on me have changed?
  • Mr. Cat and the Penguin of Goop's Misadventure With Force (Newton's First Law of Motion) By Shreya Palakurthi
  • Yes Mr. Cat. You are correct. I am the All-knowing Penguin of Goop. As you can tell, your force is changing because your acceleration is changing. Force is defined as a push or a pull. You are speeding up as you free fall towards the Earth. To be exact, you are accelerating at 9.8 m/seconds squared. Air resistance and gravity are some forces that are acting on you. Air resistance is pushing up against you and gravity is pulling down on you. The gravity is overcoming air resistance, which is why you are falling down.
  • Mr. Cat observes and asks a question. He will now plan an experiment to test his hypothesis, which is, "If I jump off this building, then I will float in the air because the forces acting on me will be equal." As you can see, Mr. Cat has not been educated.
  • MeOW! Meow meow meow meow meow! Translation: OH! I see! I am being impacted by unbalanced forces right now, which is causing my change of velocity, or free fall!
  • Mr. Cat jumps off the building. He begins to fall towards the ground. He is experimenting with his hypothesis.
  • Meow meow meow meo-........ Translation: Thank you all-knowing penguin of Go-........
  • Mr. Cat's hypothesis has been proven wrong. He seeks knowledge about why his idea is false. The All-knowing Penguin of Goop provides this knowledge.
  • Mr. Cat's hypothesis was proven wrong by Newton's First Law, which states that an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion with the same velocity unless acted on by an unbalanced force.
  • Mr. Cat plans to share his unbiased results with the scientific community, but sadly, he hits the pavement. Goodbye, Mr. Cat. I guess he forgot to land on his feet.
  • The End.
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