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83 resources with the concept force of gravity

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Build a Bobsled Racer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Host a design challenge of Olympic proportion! Junior engineers build their own bobsleds using simple materials. The activity focuses on kinetic and potential energy and how the center of mass affects motion on a downhill track....
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The Fall of Javert

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Falling off a bridge might not sound like your idea of a good math problem, but incorporating the final scene of Les Misérables is sure to spark interest. The goal is to use the time Javert fell off the bridge to determine how high he...
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Forces of Motion: Rockets

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion. 
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Utah Open Textbook: 3rd Grade Science

For Students 3rd Standards
How do we interact with Earth? Scholars learn about the sun, Earth, and moon, forces, gravity, and heat sources by reading a text and performing hands-on demonstrations. They also differentiate between living and non-living things using...
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Where Do You Weigh the Most?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much do you actually weigh? It all depends on gravity. Scholars explore why gravity varies in different locations and how these variations affect weight.
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Could Life Have Survived in Mars's Ancient Lake?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists proved Einstein wrong and in the process also proved him right. Scholars learn about two recent scientific discoveries in an interesting SciShow Space video. The first describes the possibility of life on Mars based on recent...
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Light, History, Gravity, Distance, Relativity, and Space-Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the star's color be the guide! The color of a star indicates its temperature and its mass and distance affect the gravitational force. The lesson presentations address these concepts as well as how the theory of special relativity...
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Gravity

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Weight is a function of the distance from sea level. Learners explore the many implications of this fact in an inquiry-based task. Given the function, pupils answer questions before manipulating the function to rewrite the distance from...
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How to Float a Ping Pong Ball on Air - the Coandă Effect

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If floating were easy, everyone would do it! How does the Coanda Effect work? A video from a fascinating physics playlist shows how balanced upward and downward forces float a ping pong ball in a stream of air.
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What Is Dark Matter? A Mystery of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you can't see something, how do you know it's there? Welcome to the mystery of dark matter! Curious cosmologists explore one of physics' longest-running quandaries through an interesting video. Content includes who first proposed the...
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The Physics of Weightless Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ever wonder what it's like to feel weightless? Hop aboard the Vomit Comet and find out! A video from a large physics playlist features the parabolic airplane flight used to simulate weightlessness. Young physicists discover how the...
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Zip Line

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Slide all the way to the bottom. Using the design process, pupils create a carrier for a ping pong ball that will travel down a zip line. Learners test their carriers and determine solutions to issues they encounter to complete the third...
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Ace in the Hole

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How does inertia affect an object's trajectory? After watching a video on safety belt use, pupils discuss the notions of inertia. Using their knowledge, individuals try to drop a ball on a target while running, and classmates observe the...
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Why Do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes with a Splat?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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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Snowboarding—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The greatest challenge of snowboarding is maintaining balance. An engaging video using a simple demonstration of actual snowboarders to illustrate physics in action.
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How Fast Do Objects Fall?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Does weight make a difference? A instructional activity presents the concept of acceleration of falling objects. Using two objects with different surface areas, the teacher demonstrates how air friction affects a falling object. Pupils...
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Fire in Zero G!!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Play with fire and Slinkies in a zero-gravity environment. A video from the Veritasium playlist records the experience in a zero-gravity and hypergravity environment. The narrator shows how a flame and a Slinky change their behaviors in...
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Slinky Drop

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
View a Slinky in slow motion to build a better understanding of tension force. A lesson in the Veritasium playlist experiments with a Slinky to analyze the forces acting on it. Using slow-motion video allows scholars to verify the motion...
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World's Heaviest Weight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Measuring large forces is a challenging endeavor. An installment in the Veritasium playlist explains the process of calibrating a force transducer on a weight measure of 1,000,000 pounds of force, an important application in jet production.
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Physics Nobel Prize 2011—Brian Schmidt

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Making a discovery often leads to more questions. Check out an episode of the Veritasium playlist describing the work of scientists that led to the discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. The narrator offers...
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Friction

For Students 6th - 8th
Friction and gravity are always at odds! Learners complete a set of activities to explore the relationship between friction and gravity. Groups make conclusions about the factors that affect the amount and type of friction between surfaces.
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PS2A—Forces and Motions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
May the force be with you! Learn how to present the content of PS2A, Forces and Motion, using the strategies in the video. With fun scenarios that include Angry Birds and toilet paper, demonstrating the relationship between force, mass,...
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Can We Create Artificial Gravity?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Is it possible to make gravity? Scholars watch a Real Engineering video that explains how it would be possible to simulate gravity on a space station. Rotation of the station is the key.