Aristotle vs Galileo

If you drop two objects from the same height at the same time, which would fall first?

Would the heavier one fall faster? Or does the mass not effect the speed of fall.

These were two theories devised by Aristotle and Galileo.

We investigated the effect of gravity on objects by dropping identical canisters, one fuller (and heavier) than the other to find out which would fall first.

Amazingly, we discovered that mass does not effect the speed of the fall… both canisters fall together, even if one was full and the other was empty. 🤯 This is because gravity does not change depending on the mass. It is always exactly the same.

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