Groups

This demonstration shows that two objects with different masses fall at the same rate (if we ignore air resistance). The rate of acceleration of an object is independent of the object’s mass.

100-meters

Acceleration

Cannonball Drop

Start Over

0-meters

4 kg cannonball

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400-meters

Drop

60 kg cannonball

Learn more about acceleration

300-meters

Acceleration during
Free Fall

Try dropping groups of objects

200-meters

500-meters

Brick Drop

Add brick

This demonstration shows that groups of objects fall at the same rate as single objects.

Stack

Stack

Add brick

Add brick

Unstack

Click the “drop” button to see how the time, speed, and distance change in relation to one another as the object falls. Or use the slider to control the fall and examine how each variable changes. (Note: This system assumes that the effect of air resistance is approximately negligible and that the acceleration due to Earth's gravity is approximately 10 m/s2.)

seconds

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meters

Watermelon Drop

meters/sec