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Analyze data to support the claim that Newton's second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

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    Explainer: How do mass and weight differ?

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    Analyze This: Masks cut the distance that spit droplets fly

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    Explainer: Gravity and microgravity

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    Scientists Say: Mass

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    Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’

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    Scientists Say: Acceleration

    Acceleration is a change in velocity. That could mean a change in speed or in direction.

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