Free Fall

Scholars must understand freefall before they learn how objects like airplanes fly. They apply knowledge of velocity and acceleration to predict speed and direction as part of a larger series on vectors and projectiles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Observe free fall from a ball falling from a stable point and a ball being thrown up and then caught after if falls using a video camera's slow motion feature
Classroom Considerations

  • Formatted to work on any-sized device from a smartphone to a desktop
  • Relies on prior knowledge of velocity, acceleration, and vectors
Pros

  • Divides questions into three progressively difficult sections
  • Offers immediate feedback and help if pupils need a detailed explanation
Cons

  • None
Common Core