Free Fall Acceleration: Step 1

1. Which will land first, the softball or the shot-put ball?  Why do you think so?
A:They will hit at the same time because the weight of the object does not effect how fast it falls.

 2. Which will land first, the crumbled paper or the regular flat paper?  Why do you think so?

A: The crumblend paper will land first because it does not have as much surface area to be pushed back up by the air resistance.

3. How will the hammer fall if dropped as held in the video?

A: Since the weight does not effect the rate of which it falls, it will fall evenly and as held.

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