Lab 3: May the Force Be with
You
Name:
______________________________
Date:
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Group Members:
_______________________
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Objectives
·
Understand and define
force
·
Calculate an object’s
force
·
State and apply Newton’s
First and Second Laws of Motion
1. What is force? Give three examples of a force being exerted.
2. What is the difference between an unbalanced and balanced
force?
3. Write Newton’s First Law of Motion.
4. Write Newton’s Second Law of Motion
B. Group Lab
In the last lab you
watched two movie clips to determine an object’s acceleration. You will use that data in this lab and apply
it to Newton’s First and Second Laws.
Looking at your data
from the last class, write down the forces exerted on the object.
How did these forces
affect the object’s acceleration?
Calculate the force
exerted at each acceleration using 2500 kg as your mass.
Gone in 60 seconds
Time (seconds) 
Acceleration (m/s/s) 
Force (N) 

































Fast and the Furious
Time (seconds) 
Acceleration (m/s/s) 
Force (N) 

































In a paragraph
explain your results.