Newton Laws Lab Report
Newton’s First Law Experiment
Place a small ball on a flat part of the floor in a car, SUV, or pickup truck. First, predict what will happen to the ball in each of the following situations: (1) The vehicle moves forward from a stopped position. (2) The vehicle is moving at a constant speed. (3) The vehicle is moving at a constant speed, then turns to the right. (4) The vehicle is moving at a constant speed, then comes to a stop. Now, test your predictions, and then explain each finding in terms of Newton’s first law of motion.
This is a graded lab. The experiment and the results must be submitted in the form of a formal lab report. Get the help of someone at your home to take a couple of pictures of you doing this experiment, and attach the pictures with your lab report. Check your syllabus to know how to write a formal lab report. All components of the report must be shown.
This experiment can be read on page 38 (in new book page 39) of your textbook. Read the experiment described under “Concepts Applied” in Green box at the right side top.