Free Fall Teacher Resources
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Free Falling in Outer Space
How do satellites orbit the earth? Technically they are free-falling, but missing Earth's surface! Being explained in great detail and with entertaining animation, these concepts are sure to amaze your starling scientists! Another plus is that this topic can easily be incorporated into a physical, earth, or space science curriculum.
3 mins 6th - 8th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Forces that Oppose Motion - It's Not Just Science Friction
A very scientific-looking but appealing set of slides helps you teach young physicists about the force of friction. First explain what static friction is and demonstrate how to solve problems. Then introduce kinetic friction and the associated equations.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 57 Downloads
Jump! An Exploration into Parametric Equations
Explore parametric equations in this lesson plan, and learn how to determine how much time it takes for an object to fall compared with an object being launched. high scoolers will use parametric equations to follow the path of objects in free fall and then discuss why an object dropped and launched land at the same time.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 24 Downloads
Acceleration of a Freely Falling Object
Students explore the concept of acceleration. In this acceleration lesson, students determine the acceleration of an object in free fall by collecting data using a graphing calculator and motion sensor. Student plot the velocity v. time data along with the position v.
9th - 12th Math 14 Views 77 Downloads
Free Fall Kinematics Worksheet II
In this free fall kinematics instructional activity, high schoolers solve four problems which include finding the speed at which objects are falling, determining the time it takes for them to hit the ground and finding the distance they travel.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 40 Downloads
Free Fall Kinematics Worksheet I
For this free fall kinematics worksheet, students solve a variety of problems using given equations to find velocities of objects dropped at rest, position of objects dropped from rest and velocities of objects thrown upwards.
10th - 12th Science 7 Views 52 Downloads
Gravity Gets You Down
Learners investigate the force of gravity and how it effects different objects that are put into acceleration when applied the experiment of free falling. They drop different objects that have a variety of masses and some that cause air resistance.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 79 Downloads
Students investigate the law of gravity and how an object can accelerate while going through a free fall. They examine the influence of air resistance and how it can influence the momentum of an object. The lesson contains background information for the teacher.
8th - 12th Science 4 Views 26 Downloads
Applications of Parabolas
Students solve quadratic equations. In pairs, students perform experiments where an object's free-fall is measured and graphed. Students discover and write reports on the uses of parabolas in real life applications. A guest speaker, such as an engineer, may be asked to explain the use of parabolas.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Young scholars explore the concept that free-fall eliminates the local effects of gravity. They discuss what an Earth-orbiting spacecraft experience is like as well as the terminology of weightlessness. Their lab experiment commences.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Gravity Study Guide
In this gravity worksheet, students define terms such as free fall, terminal velocity, and inertia. Then students compare the different types of forces that act upon objects. This worksheet has 9 short answer and 4 fill in the blank questions.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 25 Downloads