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715 resources with the concept gravity

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At Home: Safe Landing Activity

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A parachute is probably a good idea. An engaging lesson has pupils brainstorm ways to slow the descent of a falling object to minimize the impact when it lands. They decide on a design, build a prototype, test it out, and then make...
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Introduction to Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Transform the classroom with energy. Pupils learn about different types of energy and practice identifying the types in the first lesson of six in a solar versus wind energy unit. The class sees examples of how one type of energy can be...
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Gravity Sewer

For Students 1st - 6th
It's all downhill from here. Scholars model a sewer system using straws and other household materials. They test out their systems using colored water and discover how gravity plays an essential role in sewers.
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Egg Drop Challenge

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Egg drops aren't just for soup. Scholars design a landing craft with internal padding and external protection to safeguard an egg as it is dropped from a given height. They build their craft and then test out its effectiveness.
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Design a Submarine

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Don't just sink the boat. Using a closed container as a submarine, pupils experiment to see what to add to the container to make it float, sink to the bottom, and hover in the middle. After finding one option, learners see if they can...
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Cup Drop

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Create egg drop soup. Teachers first set up eggs that are held up above cups of water with a piece of cardboard and cardboard tubes. Learners try to determine a way to get the eggs to drop into the cups. Using a broom, the instructor...
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Chasing Down a Satellite

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Calculate the speed of the International Space Station. By reading the article, pupils learn about the concept of orbits. Scholars work through a formula to determine how fast the International Space Station is traveling to stay in...
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Return to Earth: Build a Lander

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Earth to all instructors: Here's a resource to use about spacecraft. After learning about gravity and air resistance, scholars create landers with padding to help capsules land safely on Earth. They test their creations by placing a raw...
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Astronaut Training: Taste

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Gravity isn't the only thing astronauts lose in space. Learners investigate why astronauts complain about a loss of taste while in space in a hands-on activity. They taste test foods while limiting their other senses and rate each food...
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Catch a Gravitational Wave, Dude!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is cowabunga time! Pupils read an article about the NASA LISA mission on gravitational waves and conduct additional research on them. The class participates in a science bowl type competition about gravitational waves. Panels of four...
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Flight of the Fruit: Weight, Gravity and Imagination

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Beware the falling fruit. Scholars design and build parachutes that can help protect fruit as it falls. They test out their creations, learning about gravity, weight, air resistance, and measurement concepts along the way.
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Meet the Universe's Main Attraction ... Gravity

For Students 6th - 12th
Learners read a short description about gravity and what it does and then explore the two ideas about how gravity works. After gaining a better understanding of the concept, individuals participate in a thorough experiment on what would...
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What Do You Know About Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Develop an understanding of the universe. Learners answer 10 multiple choice questions about several topics in astronomy. Questions contain information about the age of the universe, gravitational attraction, galaxies, planets and comets...
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What is Astronomy?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Go study the universe. Pupils learn seven aspects about astronomy and astronomers. They begin to learn about constellations; distance and motion between objects; gravity; the electromagnetic spectrum; dark matter and energy; and teams of...
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Train of Thought

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Hop aboard the train of thought. A remote learning resource has learners consider thought experiments to consider scientific theories. It provides two examples, one on orbiting bodies and the other on the speed of light, for them to work...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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How Rollercoasters Affect Your Body

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Rollercoaster riders are a passionate breed. There are even tours just for them. Find out how these thrill rides affect the body and how modern rollercoaster designers use the understanding of the forces on the body as they craft bigger...
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The Dust Bunnies That Built Our Planet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are space dust bunnies and why are they important to us? Pupils explore space dust bunnies and how these particles helped form the planets. To understand the phenomenon, class members investigate the chemistry behind dust particles...
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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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STEM Quick Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Quick—save the resource! A STEM curricular document provides two to four activities in each grade for K-4 and a set of miscellaneous lessons appropriate at various grade levels. Scholars learn about STEM by engaging in various...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Liquids in Microgravity

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do liquids behave in space? Learners explore how liquids interact with each other by completing an experiment as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons playlist. They compare their results with the findings of an experiment completed in...