Do you play Angry Birds? (if not, get the Chrome App from


"The basic formula is a bunch of angry birds, a slingshot, and the egg-stealing pigs and their castles. The goal of this little physics game is to demolish each and every one of the aforementioned castles—but does Angry Birds actually follow the rules of physics?" Read more:

“The two big ideas of projectile motion: the horizontal component of motion is constant velocity, while the vertical component is constant acceleration.”
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"Watch how people use a simple smartphone to play a life-size version of the cult Angry Birds game. Complete with real shooting birds and exploding pigs!" from Deutsche Telekom

Which of Newton's Laws of Motion do you see in Angry Birds?

1. If an object is not moving, it will not start moving by itself. If an object is moving, it will not stop or change direction unless something pushes it.

2. Objects will move farther and faster when they are pushed harder.

3. When an object is pushed in one direction, there is always a resistance of the same size in the opposite direction.

Do the birds obey all the laws?

Read this article about the physics of the yellow bird
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Can you write the sentence? (If a bird is not moving.....)