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The Egganaut lesson plan
An outline of a fun activity. Pupils design and launch a water powered plastic soft drinks bottle with an egg attached. there are points for length of time in the air and survival of the egg. You could use the
Simultaneous drop of two objects with different masses
2 videos that can be analysed frame by frame to study how falling is independent of mass.
Gravity - the Universe's main attraction
A thought provoking exercise about gravity. Useful as a starter to a lesson.
Your weight on other worlds
Information page on the difference between mass and weight. Nice exercise to calculate pupils' weight on different planets. Reference to 'other worlds' could lead to misconceptions.
The gravity story
A wealth of information and some great interactive simulations about gravity.
Newton in action - gravity
Three short videos on gravity. Quicktime required.
Pulling you down – gravity
Two simple activities to help in the understanding of gravity.
Galileo drops the ball
An interactive experiment simulating Galileo's Pisa Experiment. Click on the picture to get started.
Complete a number of tasks by controlling the thrust and angle of a rocket launch.
An interactive activity that explains how playing sports on the Moon would be different.
Weight, mass and gravity (Bitesize)
A page explaining the difference between mass and weight.
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