Newton’s Laws actually make a lot of sense

By: Cadence Wright

There are many laws in the world. You can’t do this and you can’t do that. There are rules at school and rules at church. They tell you what time to be at work and what will happen if you are late. It seems like for everything you do there is a consequence for it. I found out that Newton’s Laws of Motion are very similar.

Newton’s Laws help us learn about gravity. There are three laws of motion and they all have something in common. Newton’s Laws have been very important to Science and understanding why things happen the way they happen.

Newton’s 1st Law of Motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by a nonzero force. An object moving at a constant velocity will continue moving at a constant velocity unless acted upon by a nonzero force. I think this is similar to when I put my phone on the charger. It will keep charging until I take it off. Also, when a baseball player hits the baseball that ball will fly until it is stopped by a catcher in the backfield who catches the ball. If my dad’s car is driving, it will keep moving unless it hits an object strong enough to make it stop.

The 2nd Law of Motion states that an object’s acceleration depends on its mass and on the next force acting on it. My mom has a pretty big car. If she hits my basketball laying in the driveway the car will push the ball fast and it will fly a long distance because of how big the car is pressing against it. When the lady plays the tambourine at church it is another good example. The tambourine has no force but the hand does. So, as soon as the hand moves the tambourine the rattles on it begin to shake. If the stronger mass of the hand didn’t force the tambourine to move they wouldn’t rattle. I still don’t understand how the rocks could cry out though. Seems like something would have to make a rock cry.

Newton’s 3rd Law states if one object exerts force on another object, the second object exerts a force of equal strength in the opposite direction of the first object. This kind of reminds me about life. If you do something bad there will most likely be a bad consequence. If you do something good there will usually be a good consequence. I don’t know why people don’t understand this. My dad tells me all the time, if you’re nice to people usually they will be nice in return. If you have an attitude with people they will probably have one with you.

The third law is my favorite one because I think it best explains a lot about life. My mom and dad are always forcing me to clean my room and that’s why I don’t ever want to do it. The more they yell about it and force me to do it, the more it makes me want to not do it and just get on the X-Box. They obviously don’t know Newton’s 3rd Law. If they did, they would know if you they stop trying to force me to do it, I may just do it on my own.

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