WONDER #1109: How Fast Can a Feather Fall?

Question 1 of 3

Feathers fall more slowly than bricks because of what?

  1. gravity
  2. inertia
  3. momentum
  4. air resistance

Question 2 of 3

Dropped objects fall to the ground at what rate?

  1. 9.8 meters per second, squared
  2. 98 meters per minute, squared
  3. 98 miles per hour, squared
  4. 9.8 feet per second, squared

Question 3 of 3

Which Italian scientist calculated the rate at which dropped object fall?

  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Galileo Galilei
  3. Isaac Newton
  4. Al Dente

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