What College Physics Students Can Learn from Little Kids

HERE’S A QUICK experiment. Take an object—just about any object will work—and place it on a flat surface. Give it a shove. I don’t think anyone would be surprised to see the object speed up when shoved and slow to a stop afterward.

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But it’s not the experiment that’s important. It’s the question:

Why did the block slow down and stop after it was pushed? What force(s) are acting on the block after it was pushed?

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