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In this recognizing the concept of gravity instructional activity, students watch the "Bill Nye and Gravity" video and answer questions about it. Students answer 23 comprehensive questions.
Middle schoolers design an experiment to investigate how objects with different masses fall. In this physics lesson, students predict how these objects will fall in a vacuum tube. They write a report explaining experimental results and conclusion.
Learners view a video to introduce forces and how they work. In this video force lesson, students experiment to find the force of gravity. Learners record and draw conclusions about gravity based on their experiment. Students self evaluate by completing the lesson outline.
Fifth graders record at least four hypotheses concerning what happens when they drop an egg from a high spot. They record at least five observations or supporting ideas about the egg drop. Students test gravity by dropping an egg from a ladder and record their results with 100% accuracy. They complete the experiment and create a KWL chart and write an entry in their journal.
Students work with boxes and weights to find the center of gravity. In this simple center of gravity experiment, students find success in using weights to move the center of gravity. Students will be assessed at the end of the lesson plan as to how the center of gravity changes.
Through a series of experiments and demonstrations, fifth graders will learn about gravity. They will make predictions, drop various objects, write down their observations, and try to understand gravity through balance. This lesson seems as though it is intended for a summer or after school program. However, the experiments are sound and would compliment any lesson on gravity.
Students investigate gravity, force and motion. In this motion of objects lesson, students drop various objects from a jungle gym and collect, measure and observe their data. Students describe the forces that affect the motion of their objects.
Sal uses Newtonian physics to explain the relationship between gravity and dense objects. He uses diagrams and fairly straight forward mathematics to demonstrate this concept.
Students measure motion. In this gravity and motion lesson plan, students make a simple pendulum and use the TI-73 calculator to calculate how acceleration varies with pendulum length. Students record data from their experiments on the provided chart and step by step instructions on using the TI-73 are included.
Students examine the principles of orbit using water balloons and a piece of string to see how gravity and the velocity of a spacecraft balance to form an orbit. They determine how an object can escape the gravity of the sun or planet. They look at how engineers design huge rockets so that they can get out of the Earth's gravity.
Eighth graders examine how gravity can cause the planets to move. In this gravity lesson students divide into teams and complete an activity and games.
In this Earth worksheet, students read about Earth's gravity, the reason the Earth has seasons, and time zones. Then students complete 21 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 1 short answer question.
Students write a sketch of an artist or athlete that has pushed the limits on gravity. They explore concepts of rhythm, balance and friction. They examine how engineers design sports equipment.
Students calculate effects of gravitational force on planets, discuss the effects of weightlessness on the human body and describe and demonstrate how objects in a state of free fall are accelerated by gravity at an equal rate.
Students explore force of gravity by experimenting with several falling objects.
Students watch experiments to define gravity and what gravity's function. In this gravity lesson, students watch video segments about experiments conducted with two objects to see what gravity does with different masses.
Students examine how gravity affects launching rockets into space. In this physical science lesson, students review the concept of gravity and use an interactive online site, "Gravity Launch," to simulate a rocket launch.
Students investigate the concepts of gravity and motion, revolution and rotation. In this gravity instructional activity, students watch a video about gravity. They determine what their ages would be on different planets based on their revolution around the sun. They complete journal entries that show understanding of the concepts.
Students determine the specific gravity of Nevada minerals by testing them three separate times. They follow specific directions listed in the lesson plan as how to measure the minerals.
Between the pull of gravity and the push of air pressure, it's a wonder animals can balance or move at all. With a hands-on lesson about the center of gravity, learners discuss their own experiences with the topic, then work with partners to experiment with the concept through making balances, as well as trying to balance themselves in different circumstances.