Gravity and Friction (Air Resistance) Lab - BUNDLE

This bundle includes both the lab instructions, as well as the video of the lab.

In this activity, students explore how gravity and friction (air resistance) affect the speed of a following object.

Students will work in groups of 2-3. The activity takes one class period (~45 minutes), including intro, lab, post-discussion.

The materials needed are: one sheet of paper per group (cut into two halves), a heavy book that’s larger than the 1/2 sheet of paper, and a chair to stand on.

My students enjoy this activity, as it’s a bit counter-intuitive.

The lab is in Word format, so feel free to adjust/adapt it to fit your needs, and the needs of your students.

There is also a companion video for the lab available, should you want to see how it’s done, or provide it as a way for students to make up a missed lab.

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Created: Dec 29, 2018

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