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624 resources with the concept gravity

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Locks and Dams

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn about locks and dams when it comes to blocking water. In this dam lesson, students learn about the structure, function, and purpose of locks and dams. They also learn about water pressure and gravity.
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Physics Unit 8: 1

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics unit 8 instructional activity, students construct a qualitative motion map as it relates to centripetal force of a described scenario. Students respond to questions as it relates to acceleration and the magnitude of the...
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Do Some Research: Gravity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
For this gravity research worksheet, students read the sentence and use a library or the Internet to find the answer and write it on the blue line. Students must then write a report about this topic: if you weigh 60 pounds on Earth, you...
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Gravity - Do Some Research

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this gravity research worksheet, students read the questions and then complete research on gravity, gravity and the Sun and Moon, and all the planets' pulling forces.
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Modeling Celestial Motion

For Students 7th - 12th
In this modeling celestial motion learning exercise, students fill in the blank about the motion of celestial bodies: planets and stars. Students complete the blanks with information about the scientists and philosophers responsible for...
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TRB 3:4 - Investigation 2 - Jump

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders jump with and without weights to reveal data that gravity has more of a pulling force with heavy objects that are on the ground than light objects on the ground. They also identify how their legs felt when they jumped with...
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Roller Coaster Fun

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the effects of gravity on how an object moves. In groups, they design a roller coaster, share their design with the class and build the roller coaster. They roll different sized balls down the track and record the...
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Weightlessness

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students predict the behavior of coffee in a cup while it is dropped during a demonstration. They relate their observations to the weightless conditions that astronauts experience in space and discuss the concept of free-fall.
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From Caterpillar to Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read and discuss the book about the butterfly and create their own butterflies using liquid watercolors and pipe cleaners. They then create a butterfly development book, included in the lesson, and color the pictures using...
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Weightlessness Demonstration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the concept that free-fall eliminates the local effects of gravity. They discuss what an Earth-orbiting spacecraft experience is like as well as the terminology of weightlessness. Their lab experiment commences.
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Heavyweight Champion

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify what mass is and how to measure an object with a balance in gram units. Students identify weight and how to measure with a spring scale in units of force. Students compare the masses of two objects by placing each on...
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Gravitational Factors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify the forces that affect the weight of an object. In groups, they determine the proper math model which can demonstrate the attraction between two objects based on gravity. They discuss the relationship between the...
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Topsy Turvey Tides

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore ocean tides. They research how the sun, moon and earth affect the tides. Students draw a diagram illustrating low tides and high tides. They discuss the affect of gravitational pull on the oceans.
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Four Forces of Flight

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore the four forces of flight. They investigate the four forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust and weight (gravity). They experiment with flight-testing various objects commonly found around the house and constructing paper...
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Balanced Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to explain why football running backs benefit from having a lower center of gravity when opponents are trying to tackle them. They explain why racing cars are designed to have a low center of gravity. Students explain...
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Elastic Racquet

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the science behind a tennis racket by looking at a simple toy that works in a similar way. After looking at the related mathematical equations, students experiment with the simple toy to find the spring constant k by...
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Newton's Laws 8th Grade Activities

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders experiment with Newton's Laws by comparing the falling of different objects with different masses. Students work in teams and rotate through four different stations recording their hypotheses and observations as they go.
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The Elastic Racquet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use this introductory lab using a tennis racquet, however it is very difficult to study because of the strings and the racquet stretch so little and so quickly during a match that students were unable to make simple...
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Hang Time

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss how all objects fall at the same rate and vertical motion is independent of the horizontal motion. Students apply this information to center of mass activities before solving equations.
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What Goes Up Must Come Down!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students hypothesize about the nature of falling objects, design an experimental test to answer the question using everyday objects, analyze data to form conclusions, and infer that mass does not affect the speed of falling objects. This...
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Lesson-Mass and Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student identify the three stationary positions, on the Earth, on the Moon, and in a house floating atop the cloud layers of Jupiter. They also identify the three orbiting positions, orbiting the Earth, orbiting the Moon, and orbiting...
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Peak Performance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students design and build a car that is capable of traveling across the floor quickly, and also up a steep ramp.
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LEGO Balance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students design and build a balance using LEGO, string, and a set of standard metric weights.
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Zigzag Seeds

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students observe the effects of gravity on seeds. Students place seeds in various orientations and record their growth to determine how gravity affects the seeds' growth.