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Example of Newton's First Law
If you’ve ever watched a football game, you may have wondered: When two players collide at the same speed, why is it possible for one player to knock the other player back? The reason has to do with the mass of each player, and an important physical concept called inertia.
In this experiment, you will use a golf ball and a lead fishing weight that is roughly twice as large as the golf ball. When you send the items swinging toward one another, what do you think will happen? Which will win—the lighter golf ball, or the heavier lead fishing weight?
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