falling objects, that is objects which encounter NO
and are being pulled only by the Force of gravity, will
earth at the same rate. Specially that rate is 9.8
m/s/s. Look at the picture to the left. If both the
elephant and mouse were "free falling" they
would indeed reach
the ground at the SAME exact time.
This is known as
the acceleration due to gravity. In our lab we drop 3 plastic
eggs of different masses from the same height and proved
you were on the moon
your weight would change but NOT your mass. Your mass
is the amount of matter of you. Your weight is the gravitational
pull. Watch in the video how an astronaut drops a hammer
and a feather on the moon. Guess what???? They fell to
the moon's surface at the same exact time. The moon does
not have an atmosphere, therefore there is no air resistance.
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