Newton's Laws

By: Raegan Woods

Newton's First Law

Newton's first law says an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. An example of this is a person kicking a ball. The ball starts at rest and then goes in motion once kicked.

Newton's Second Law

Newton's second law says an object's acceleration that is made by a total net force is related to the strength of that force and its direction as well as the object's mass. For example, if two boys use the same force to pull on objects with different masses, the lighter object will have a bigger acceleration.

Newton's Third Law

Newton's third law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For example, swimmer starting a race off the wall. When the guns goes off, she pushes against the wall and the wall's equal and opposite reaction pushes her into the water.