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Minute Physics: What Is Gravity?
Gravity is thoroughly defined in this short, but weighty, featurette. The relationship of mass to force is incorporated, and the idea that gravity can also attract energy is introduced. In a flipped classroom situation, have learners watch this at home and then come to class to practice computations and participate in lab activities related to gravity.
1 min 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 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 7 Views 13 Downloads
TE Activity: The Great Gravity Escape
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.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
How Can a Clock Part Measure Gravity?
Learners measure motion. In this gravity and motion lesson, students make a simple pendulum and use the TI-73 calculator to calculate how acceleration varies with pendulum length. Learners record data from their experiments on the provided chart and step by step instructions on using the TI-73 are included.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Gravity Versus the Mighty Egg
Students design, revise and construct a method for protecting an egg from cracking when it is dropped from a height. They work in small groups to develop their protection method and then collect and analyze data as a class when each group drops their egg.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine ratios and proportions, and they compare fractions, decimals, and percentages.
7th - 8th Math 15 Views 159 Downloads
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.
8th Science 20 Views 101 Downloads
Gravity Versus The Mighty Egg - Biology Teaching Thesis
Young scholars are able to describe the principles of gravity. They name other places in the real world where we compensate for gravity. Students design a shock absorber with limited materials and explain how it works to protect an egg. They re-evaluate design according to analysis of collected data and describe it.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
May the Force be with You -- All about Force and Gravity
Here is a fabulous set of teacher's notes that will make your next hands-on gravity and force lab fun and interesting. These notes provide you with three activities that allow children to make and test hypothesis regarding force, gravity, and inertia.
5th - 6th Science 55 Views 303 Downloads
Einstein's Relativity (4): Gravity and Acceleration
Here it is, the fourth component true to Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The aspects of gravity and acceleration are presented as they relate to the theory of relativity. This video sums up how gravity, acceleration, time dilation, and length contraction work together with the curve of space-time to describe gravity and the speed of light.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Direction of Acceleration Due to Gravity Vectors
Many realistic situations of active forces are presented here along with diagrams. The direction of movement, acceleration and gravity are labeled on each picture to help understanding. A summary of the direction of acceleration should be given for these representations and your pupils are asked to provide other examples of objects accelerating.
8th - 11th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
General Relativity & Gravity
This portion of video from "The Elegant Universe" series explores the progression of our understanding gravity and general relativity. Historic photos, interviews with professors, and modern computer animations tell the story. This video can stand alone as a teaser trailer for your unit on gravitational forces.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Video 6 - Gravity
Most people know the famous story of Sir Issac Newton and the apple. Watch that example animated, narrated, and explained. Class members can learn what gravity is, why it pulls things down, how strong it is, and how it's related to acceleration.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Gravity and Falling Objects
Learners watch experiments to define gravity and what gravity's function. In this gravity instructional activity, students watch video segments about experiments conducted with two objects to see what gravity does with different masses.
3rd - 5th Science 42 Views 133 Downloads