Instructional Video

Falling 101

Although gravity is something everyone experiences, many have misconceptions tied to the concept. A PD lesson from the Good Thinking series explores misconceptions and how to correct them. The lesson also offers ideas for demonstrations to solidify concepts related to gravity, inertia, and air resistance.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage educators to consider the points made in the lesson when developing all lessons related to gravity and inertia
  • Follow the discussion guide as is or adapt it to fit the needs of the group
Classroom Considerations
  • Appropriate for elementary through secondary instructors
Pros
  • Offers closed captioning to enhance understanding
  • Connects concepts taught across several grade levels
Cons
  • None