This is just a little physics quiz to get you thinking!
Want proof the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours?
In our high-tech, wireless world, space flight is no longer as big a deal as it once was. Still, a rocket launch is a big deal. Even small-scale rockets are relatively large, complex machines requiring a huge amount of force to propel them beyond the earth’s atmosphere and into space. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You have a long curved metal tube and a miniature golf ball that you knock into one end and out the other. How does the ball move after it leaves the tube?
According to Newton’s third law of motion, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So when a wrestler hits the table, it exerts as much force on him as he did on the table.
Let’s say you hard-boiled some eggs last night to make egg salad. But today, when you open the fridge, you discover that a helpful family member has put them right back in the carton along with the raw ones. Without cracking the eggs open, how can you figure out which is which?