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Newton's Third Law
Next Generation: MS.PS2.1

Newton's Third Law

Author: Amanda Soderlind

This lesson will show that when a force is exerted on an object, an equal and opposite force is produced, as stated in Newton's Third Law.

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Isaac Newton developed 3 laws to describe motion. His third law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Basically this means that if a force is exerted on an object that object will exert an equal force in the opposite direction.



You are playing baseball and swing a bat and hit the ball. The bat has exerted a force on the ball and the ball has exerted an equal force in the opposite direction on the bat. 


Newton's Third Law