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Experiment with Gravity

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Design and explain an investigation exploring the earth's pull on objects 0507.12.3


Links verified 9/20/2014


  1. Amusement Park Physics: Design a Roller Coaster - You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters
  2. Build Your Own Coaster - from Discovery Kids
  3. Drag - [high school level] NASA video explaining the concept of air resistance known as drag A video is available through this link
  4. Elephant and Feather (Air Resistrance) - animation of a thought experiment; dropping an elephant and a feather from a very tall building
  5. Falling for Science - two activities to explore the effects of gravity on falling objects [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Gravitation - encyclopedia article from Encarta [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Gravity - The Universe's Main Attraction
  8. Gravity Concept Map - individual concepts are hyperlinked
  9. Gravity Definition Page - from Windows to the Universe
  10. How Does Gravity Work - from How Stuff Works
  11. Sir Isaac Newton - the law of universal gravitation
  12. Universal Gravitation - Newton's Law
  13. Understanding Gravity - [grades 2-5] lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. What Are Your Ideas About Gravity? - worksheet to print [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Your Weight on Other Worlds - determined by how hard a planet pulls on yo

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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