Gravity Drop


[Students with equipment]

[Gravity Drop guide]

What happens in free fall? Students drop marbles, make accurate measurements, build graphs, and calculate the acceleration of gravity (g) to within 2 percent. The Gravity Drop module allows students to make consistent marble drops and precise measurements, with reduced human error, controllable variables, and easy dropper/catcher alignment. Exploring the concepts of free fall, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws will be fun for your students!

Concepts Covered

  • Average and Instantaneous
  • Speed
  • Force and Motion
  • Acceleration
  • Gravity
  • Acceleration Due to Gravity
  • Free Fall
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion

NGSS Connections

Gravity Drop addresses the following performance expectations:

  • MS-PS2-4
  • HS-PS2-3
  • HS-PS2-4

Investigations

  • 3 Level A
  • 4 Level B
  • 4 Level C
Part Number Description Order Online
1515971 Gravity Drop Full Module
Includes 1 Teacher’s Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit, 1 Physics Stand, 1 Timer

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$769.80
$534.95

1515977 Gravity Drop Full Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher’s Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units, 6 Physics Stands, 6 Timers

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$3,369.05
$2,694.95

1515960 Gravity Drop Basic Module
Includes 1 Teacher’s Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 1 Equipment Unit

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$304.90
$209.95

1515966 Gravity Drop Basic Classroom Package
Includes 1 Teacher’s Guide, Curiosity Place Access, Exploros Access, 6 Equipment Units

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$579.65
$459.95

1515951 Gravity Drop Teacher’s Guide with Digital Access

$249.95

792-1120 Gravity Drop Equipment Only

$54.95

Required Accessories
(Included in Full Module and Classroom Package)
792-1110 Physics Stand

$99.95

792-1100 Timer IIe and Photogates

$364.95