Falling for Gravity

How fast does it fall? Learners use a spark timer to time and record the vertical fall of an object. They create graphs and analyze data to calculate the velocity and acceleration of the object to better understand the concept.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a physics teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of science equipment is necessary; see resource for complete list
  • Resource suggests conducting the experiment after two different lessons (Constant Using the Buggy Car and Hotwheel Racing) from the same source
Pros

  • Lists suggestions for feedback questions to use during the activity
  • Provides a very comprehensive teacher guide
Cons

  • None