Newton's Laws Investigative Report
by: Suzy Smith & Bob Barker
Do all objects in motion, stay in motion?
Evidence: Roller Skating Crash
Do you need more force to accelerate an object with greater mass?
Evidence: Pushing a Car
For every action, is there an equal and opposite reaction?
Evidence: Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
Other Contributing Scientists
The law of inertia was first formulated by Galileo Galilei. Before Galileo it had been thought that all horizontal motion required a direct cause, but Galileo deduced from his experiments that a body in motion would remain in motion unless a force (such as friction) caused it to come to rest.
René Descartes provided the first form of the laws of nature and a conservation principle of motion.