Forces & Motion

Learn about Newton's second law of motion. When force is applied to an object, the result is a change in velocity. Either the object's speed and/or the direction changes. 
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Thrust | NASA Online
Thrust | NASA Online

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Thrust is the force that propels or drives an airplane forward. This force can be produced by an engine spinning a propeller or a jet engine expelling hot gas from the back. Watch the simulation.
Drag | NASA Online
Drag | NASA Online

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If you have ever put your hand outside the window of a moving car, you have experienced drag. Watch the simulation.
Lift | NASA Online
Lift | NASA Online

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An upward force called lift, acts on the airplane and opposes the downward forces of gravity. The lift force allows the airplane to get off the ground and stay in the air. Watch the simulation.
Fort Discovery | Project Discovery Revisited
Fort Discovery | Project Discovery Revisited

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“Learning by doing” is the theme at Fort Discovery in Augusta, Georgia. The hands-on experiences that students receive at the National Science Center’s learning environment are fun and educational...