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In this recognizing the concept of gravity worksheet, learners watch the "Bill Nye and Gravity" video and answer questions about it. Students answer 23 comprehensive questions.
Fourth graders discuss the myth of Galileo's experiments in which he threw items out the leaning Tower of Pisa to find out how fast they fell and predict what they think could happen when the two items listed on the same line are dropped at the same time.
Students identify Newton's Laws of Motion. They students explore Newton's Laws of Motion and apply the second law with a classroom activity. The videos will provide visual examples of the effects of gravity while riding on a roller coaster.
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.
How does the absence of gravity affect the human body? The skeletal system, circulatory system, and the sense of balance are all impacted. With a very casual tone, an astronaut explains the changes to these body systems and also an experiment done by neuroscientists on underuse of organs. The video is presented as if you are in a spacecraft viewing each topic within a window. Although it doesn't directly meet science standards, it would be an interesting addition to a unit on space exploration. Follow it with a discussion about why astronauts need to be in top physical condition before embarking on a mission.
Students investigate plant tropisms using the scientific method. In this life science lesson plan, students learn about tropisms and test the response of corn seedlings to gravity. Response questions, extensions, and an adaptation for older students are also included.
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 as to how the center of gravity changes.
Ninth graders identify the factors that affect gravitational attraction. In this physics lesson, calculate gravitational force between masses using a mathematical formula. They describe how mass and distance affect this force.
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.
In this gravity worksheet, 3rd graders are to watch a Bill Nye video. Students respond to 10 fill in the blank questions about the information that was presented.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students observe the effect of gravity on objects. They use tubing and other materials to simulate a roller caster. Afterward, they create a journal to write their observations and summaries.
High schoolers study the effects of gravity on the planets of the Solar System. They view movies from the lunar Apollo missions, calculate their own weight on other planets, and propose what they might weigh on newly discovered planets around other stars.
Students investigate gravity, force and motion. In this motion of objects activity, 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.
Students conduct different activities in order to unlock the secrets of the universe. They answer different questions that are written to assess knowledge of the planets. Information can be found on the internet to help.
Eighth graders participate in several game like activities. The first, Planetary Orbit Race," involves two students holding a 12 meter rope. One member remains in their spot while the other races around in a circle. The rope represents gravity, the runner is a planet. The second activity, "Comet Time Trials," simulates a comets' orbit about the sun, and the third, "Weightless Ball," they simulate anti-gravity by keeping a beach ball aloft.
Students view a video to introduce forces and how they work. In this video force lesson, students experiment to find the force of gravity. Students record and draw conclusions about gravity based on their experiment. Students self evaluate by completing the lesson outline.
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.