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Drop Ball and Paper
# 1C20.16


Description: This demonstrate the effect of air resistance. The crumpled paper experiences a smaller force directed upward due to air resistance. The class will notice that the ball and the crumpled sheet of paper accelerate downward at similar rates.

Instructions: Simultaneously drop a ball and a sheet of paper. The ball falls much faster. Crumple the paper into a ball and repeat the experiment.

Hazards: None.

Parts: Sheet of paper
Small ball
Small stool (if requested)

Purchased/Built: built

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