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621 resources with the concept gravity

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Rocking the Boat

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work together to discover the concepts of stability and equilibrium. They examine how equilibrium is related to an item's center of mass. They create their own action scene in a literacy activity.
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Perching Parrot

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the concepts of center of mass and static equilibrium by seeing how non-symmetrical objects balance. They also analyze why all forces on an object must cancel out exactly for an object to be stationary.
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Paperplane Flying Circus

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars create paper airplanes. They compare and contrast the airplanes created in class and test them out. They adjust their airplanes until they all fly. They discuss the forces that allow flight to occur.
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Motion Through the Ages

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct internet research to produce a timeline of man's growth in understanding of concepts of motion and planetary motion through history.
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Study of Gravity Scientists

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research scientists that have made major contributions to the study of gravity and create a timeline of these scientists and events.
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Jungle Gym Drop

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students drop a variety of objects from a jungle gym to explore how different shapes, sizes, and masses relate to forces and motion.
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Escape Velocity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compute minimum velocity, using square roots.
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Siphon Pump

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils determine the basic types of pumps and how they work in terms of pressure, velocity, and elevation differences. They build two examples of gravity-driven water pumps.
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Pumps

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the basic types of pumps. They build a gravity-driven water pump and solve a mystery using their knowledge of pressures and pumps.
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Gravity Launch

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use an online interactive to launch a rocket from earth. They have control over the angle and thrust of the rocket to discover the relationship between the two.
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Gravity

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders progress through the Science Court: Gravity CD-ROM program. They read about and discuss how gravity was discovered. They complete review worksheets in preparation for the test.
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Weighing In

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate that gravity is a force.
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How Do Airplanes Get Off the Ground

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct various types of paper airplanes, exploring action and reaction forces by conducting a paper airplane rodeo. Students then discuss how Newton's Third Law of Motion affected their planes.
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Falling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the role of gravity as a force in falling. They use the Internet to research gravity.
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Toys in Space

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Studentsexplore how gravity affects the operation of toys and simple machines. They watch a video and experiment with simple machines.
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Discovery- Bouncing high, bouncing low

For Teachers K
Students experiment with a variety of sports oriented balls to predict which ball bounce higher when dropped form the same height.
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What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students observe the principles of gravity and extend their understanding of the concept through experimentation.
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Pine Wood Derby Prompt

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use Newton's Laws of Motion to assist a troop in making a winning car in the Pine Wood Derby.
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A Veritable Circus: Investigating Balance

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students experiment with balance to learn about verticle balance, horizontal balance, center of gravity, and become active problem solvers and "scientists." Student engage in manipulating and changing experimental materials.
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Earth's Orbit Lesson

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders devise a computational model to explore how the orbit of the Earth might change if its velocity were different. Using accurately recorded data, 10th graders defend a scientific argument.
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In What Direction Do Seeds Grow?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students predict and examine the direction seeds grow and thereby explore the effects gravity has on seeds and plants. They perform this inquiry in-class by keeping track of how beans grow.