Acceleration due to Gravity activity 1

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Activity No # 1 - Observe a freely falling body

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Materials/ Resources needed

  1. Good quality clock with high precision of measurement
  2. This experiment will be difficult to measure

Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Multimedia resources

Website interactives/ links/ simulations

Process (How to do the activity)

  1. Ask a child to drop a piece of chalk from terrace
  2. Start the stop clock as soon as the child drops it.
  3. Put off the clock as soon as the chalk touches the ground, note down the time taken
  4. Repeat the same expt with a stone,& calculate the time

Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)

  1. What was the time taken?
  2. Was it the same?
  3. Why would it be so?
  4. Do the students relate it to the equations of motion they have studied?

Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)

Question Corner

Activity Keywords

  1. Hands-on activity
  2. Discussion
  3. Calculation