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Sir Isaac Newton was an English scientist. He was born in 1642 and died in 1727. This was around the time of the early colonization of North America: the founding of some of the original 13 colonies, the French and Indiana wars and the Salem witch trials, but before the American Revolution.
Newton is best known for three very important principles of physics called classical mechanics. These principles describe how things move and are referred to today by his name – Newton’s Laws of Motion. There are three of them, Newtons First, Second and Third Law of Motion. Today’s experiment will demonstrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. SIMPLY: If you push an object, that object pushes back in the opposite direction equally hard.
Websites and Databases for Research:
- Bill Nye: Marble Madness
- Physics4Kids: Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Rice University: Newton’s Laws of Motion
- WonderHowTo Video: How to Demonstrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion
Science in Context: Newton’s Third Law of Motion is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. The Science in Context database will show you articles, images and videos to help you learn about Newton’s Third Law.
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