Why Do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes with a Splat?

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A mouse can fall from large heights without injury! Air resistance is a large influence on small falling objects. In an exploratory lesson, young scholars build a raindrop bottle to compare the falling rate of different-sized objects.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to time the falling rate of small, medium, and large-sized drops for a quantitative comparison
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and organize materials
  • Expects the previous study of acceleration due to gravity
Pros

  • Teachers can use the resource as a demonstration or an individual activity
  • Includes questioning ideas to use as informal assessment
Cons

  • None
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