Acceleration and Momentum

### Step 1. Questions

Forces make objects move and change direction and speed. A large force on an object with small mass results in a large acceleration. A small force on an object with large mass results in small acceleration.

For this research report, you will have a chance to research more information about force and how it effects direction and speed. Read the following questions, and then research the answers.
• What is Newton’s Second Law of Motion?
• How does the second law of motion relate force and mass?
• What is Newton’s Third Law of Motion?
• What is momentum?
• How do weight and mass compare?
By using the following Internet sites you can research the answers to these questions and discover many new areas to explore. When your research is complete use the steps that follow to develop a report presenting the information that you found.

### Step 2. Research

Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!

The Physics Classroom: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Learn about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion at this site. Find out about inertia, the tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion.
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Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
Learn about Newton's three important laws of motion at this site.
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Fizzics Fizzle
This web site features a Beginner’s Guide to the world of physics. Click on the links on the right side of the page to research acceleration, momentum and Isaac Newton’s Three Laws.
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