Falling 101 investigates why and how things fall, and explores common student misconceptions about gravity, inertia, and air resistance.
Children will learn about physical science and motion and stability with gravity in this game from Ready, Jet, Go. Play basketball with Mindy on Earth and across planets with this game from Ready, Jet, Go. Players must tweak each level's obstacles so that the ball can be guided into the hoop, all while experimenting with force and gravity levels from planet to planet.
In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos about gravity and investigate the motion of falling objects on Earth and on the Moon. They examine how the force of gravity acts on falling objects and how air resistance counteracts gravity. This resource is part of the Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection. This lesson is a great resource to use to give students background information on gravity and forces before they conduct a test of a falling object.
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This lesson helps students understand concepts related to how gravitational forces act on objects by exploring the motion of pendulums. The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the relationship between gravitational forces and the mass of objects, the changes in speed and direction of objects, and the distance between objects.