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Gravity Force Lab

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Does size or mass impact gravitational pull? Scholars experiment with force pairs to answer that question. They can change the size, mass, and distance between the objects using an engaging simulatoin. This allows pupils to visualize the gravitational attraction and Newton's third law in action.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use marbles to experiment with Newton's Third Law during class
  • Go outside, or watch a video, to observe birds flying; discuss how they stay in flight when gravity is pulling them down
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 10+
Pros
  • Provides links to lesson plans that use the simulation, including how it aligns with the AP Physics exams
  • Translates into 28 different languages
Cons
  • None