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Title: The Way Things Fall
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sfall.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides an introduction to the motion of objects due to gravity. Topics covered include free fall and acceleration due to gravity, with or without an initial velocity, and the effects of air resistance. Simple equations are integrated along with a short experiments related to Galileo's classic ramp experiment. A lesson plan for teachers is provided. This item is part of an extensive collection, "From Stargazers to Starships" that uses space exploration and space science to introduce concepts in physics and astronomy. Translations in Spanish and French are available.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Biography -- Individual, A-Z -- Galileo
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion -- Velocity. Speed
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Weights and measures -- Measurement of special quantities -- Mass and weight -- Density and specific gravity
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Gravity and gravitation
Physics -- Velocity
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Language: English
French
Spanish
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-04-29 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-29 12:43:43 (W3C-DTF)
Source: comPADRE  comPADRE
Full Record Views: 74
Resource URL Clicks: 12
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