Newtons Laws of Motion

By: Luke Jines

Newtons 1st Law of Motion

An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by any unbalanced force. If an object was sitting still then it will remain stationary. If it were moving at a constant velocity then it will keep moving. It takes force to change the motion of an object.

Newtons 3rd Law of Motion

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. An example is that when you're sitting in a chair, gravity is pulling you down in your seat, but Newton's 3rd law states that your seat is pushing up against you with equal force.

Newtons 1st Law Instructions

Take the marble and bounce it waist high and you'll notice that it doesn't bounce as high, that is because you applied little force to that object. The bouncy ball with stop bouncing eventually because of the floor but if the floor weren't there then the bouncy ball with continue to drop forever. If you set the ball back on the tissue then it will stay at rest because of no force.

(This is a really simple demonstration)

Newtons 3rd Law Instructions

Find a sturdy wall and push against it. You might notice that you start to move or maybe you don't move but that depends on how much force you apply. This is related to Newton's third law because you either have equal force with the wall or the wall is pushing you which means the forces are unbalanced.