Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Newton's First Law

This first-grader constructs a ramp with one 90 degree corner. She expects the marble to turn the corner, but quickly discovers that the marble continues to move in a straight line. She places a block at the intersection of the tracks to make the marble change directions. This experience provides an opportunity for practical application of Newton’s First Law. For more information on Newton’s Laws, click here.