Weather Education Week

Learn About the Laws of Motion! Weather Education Week Activity #2

Join Meteorologist Bill Henley to learn how physics affects baseball -- and weather

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Baseball and weather have something in common: Science, especially physics, is important to each.

Today we're learning from Meteorologist Bill Henley how three important Laws of Motion affect how far a baseball goes -- and how long it will be until a storm arrives.

Here are Isaac Newton's three Laws of Motion, which Bill discusses:

  1. An object at rest will stay at rest.
  2. The acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied.
  3. When one object exerts force on another object, the second object exerts an equal and opposite reaction on the first.

Watch the video -- with a cameo from the Phillie Phanatic -- to see these laws in action. And if you want more information about Newton's laws, check out these resources:

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And check back each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for new experiments during Weather Education Week @ Home! See all our experiments and coverage here.

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