Join Rosie Girl Veronica as she uses a string, a balloon, and a straw to explore propulsion and Newton’s third law of motion – for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction!
Propulsion is a force that pushes or drives an object forward. Propulsion systems move objects up and forward at the same time. These systems make airplanes fly, and as Veronica shows in the video, rely on the principles of Newton’s third law!
Want to duplicate this experiment at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview, gather the materials listed at the right, and follow the instructions below!