Acceleration due to gravity
This resource is aimed at KS4 students and is useful as it covers the following learning objectives...

• Identify the value of acceleration due to gravity on Earth.

• Describe, using results, the size of the value of the acceleration due to gravity.

• Apply your understanding of GPE = m x g x h to find the energy stored in an object dropped from a height, h, in Earth's gravitational field, and convert this into a velocity.

• Link your understanding of gravitational field strengths of the Earth and moon to explain why there will be point in space where you will not be dragged closer to the Earth or the moon due to the overall acceleration being cancelled out by each other.

There are differentiation opportunities for lower and higher ability students (check the green challenge questions). I have also included feedback boxes, in which you should put students names to keep individuals engaged and ready to learn and feedback.
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Created: Jun 15, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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