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Center of Gravity
Seventh graders determine the center of gravity of an object. They get card stock objects to balance on pencil eraser and a meter stick to balance with same # of weighted string(s) on each side. They get meter stick to balance with 2 weighted strings on 1 side and 1 weighted string on the other.
7th Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
How Do Things Fall?
Young scholars study forces by examining the force of gravitational attraction. They observe how objects fall and measure the force of gravitational attraction upon objects. Students discover that, since gravitational constants are different for places other than Earth, engineers must especially take gravity and weight into consideration when they design spacecraft, and moon or planetary vehicles.
5th - 7th Math 14 Views 24 Downloads
Students discuss sending a spacecraft into space and observe a trajectory demonstration. Students participate in experiments and activities to explore how the force of gravity is used to change the trajectory of a spacecraft. Experiments are available for all grade levels.
3rd - 12th Science 5 Views 40 Downloads
Space Science: Adventure is Waiting
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 49 Downloads
Creating/Improving the International Space Station
Students research space and gravity and understand the difficulties humans have while on the International Space Station. In this space lesson plan, students listen to personal accounts of astronauts on videos and present designs to improve the space station.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 10 Downloads
Gravity and the Human Body
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.
5 mins 3rd - 8th Science 32 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gravity - The Glue of the Universe
Students explore physics by conducting a class experiment. In this gravitational force lesson, students define several scientific terms associated with force. Students utilize a styrofoam cup and marbles to simulate a satellite crashing in a gravitational experiment.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 64 Downloads
Center of Gravity
Young scholars 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. Young scholars will be assessed at the end of the lesson as to how the center of gravity changes.
3rd - 8th Science 11 Views 51 Downloads
Centers of Mass and Gravity
When you lecture on the center of mass and center of gravity, show this presentation as a note-taking guide for your physical science class. Pause at the fifth slide to let them find the center of mass for their pencils. Also ask them what adjustments they find themselves making to remain stable when they change their own center of gravity as shown on the tenth slide.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 30 Downloads
How Much Would You Weigh On Distant Planets?
Students 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.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 12 Downloads
Staying Grounded with Gravity: A Science Exploration Trail
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an aspect of gravity.
5th - 6th Science 17 Views 117 Downloads
The Anti-Gravity Machine
Students examine physics by completing a bicycle experiment in class. In this gravity lesson, students measure the characteristics of different bicycles and compare their different race times. Students utilize a shoebox, pencil, tape, thread and pennies to construct an anti-gravity machine based on the laws of physics.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students explore weight by building a spring scale and observing how it responds to objects with different masses. Each team of students can make their own spring scale by following steps which are specifically outlined in the plan. As an extension, students talk about how their spring would respond on different planets, where the force of gravity is much different than that on Earth.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Explore the effects of gravity using this demonstration on surface tension. Learners fill a glass with water, put a handkerchief over the top creating a seal, and then turn the glass over without losing a drop. This is a terrific way to help your class visualize this concept.
1 min 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Gravity of Motion
Fifth graders explore the basic concepts of gravity in relation to Newton's law of gravity. They collect data about their experiments and include the gravitational influence on movement. They search the Internet to get a historical perspective of Newton, his discoveries and the physics involved with NASA and the space shuttle flights.
5th Science 4 Views 25 Downloads