# Will A Heavy Object Fall Faster?

## What falls faster a feather or a rock?

Well, it’s because the air offers much greater resistance to the falling motion of the feather than it does to the brick.

Galileo discovered that objects that are more dense, or have more mass, fall at a faster rate than less dense objects, due to this air resistance.

A feather and brick dropped together..

## Will a rock or feather hit the ground first?

If you drop a feather and a rock at the same time, you know the rock will hit the ground first and the feather will fall much slower.

## Do heavier objects accelerate faster downhill?

In principle, a lighter mass will accelerate at a faster rate under the same pedalling force. Yet, at the same time, a heavier rider will have more gravitational force and more momentum preserving their speed.

## Do a feather and a rock fall at the same rate?

The video takes Galileo’s famous experiment to a new level, where both heavy and light objects are dropped at the same time to see which will hit the ground faster. Spoiler: the answer is that they will all fall at the exact same rate. Though some objects, like feathers, seem to fall slower because of air resistance.

## Does Weight Affect falling speed?

The simplest answer is: no, an object’s weight usually will not change its falling speed. For example, you can test this by dropping a bowling ball and a basketball from the same height at the same time–they should fall at the same speed and land at the same time.

## Will the heavier object fall faster?

Acceleration of Falling Objects Heavier things have a greater gravitational force AND heavier things have a lower acceleration. It turns out that these two effects exactly cancel to make falling objects have the same acceleration regardless of mass.

## Why does a heavier object fall faster?

Well, it’s because the air offers much greater resistance to the falling motion of the feather than it does to the brick. … Galileo discovered that objects that are more dense, or have more mass, fall at a faster rate than less dense objects, due to this air resistance.

## Which will hit the ground first a heavy or light object?

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object. Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one.

## Does mass affect speed?

Mass doesn’t affect speed directly. It determines how quickly an object can change speed (accelerate) under the action of a given force. Lighter objects need less time to change speed by a given amount under a given force.

## Do all objects hit the ground at the same time?

Back to Gravity At a given location on the earth and in the absence of air resistance, all objects fall with the same uniform acceleration. Thus, two objects of different mass, dropped from the same height, will hit the ground at the same time.

## How do you make an object fall slower?

There is more friction between the feather and the air around it. If there were no air, the two objects would hit the ground at the same time. To slow down a fall of an object, you will want to create more drag. That’s the goal of a parachute.