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Galileo Lab


In this hands-on lab, students will solidify their understanding of kinematic concepts by measuring the acceleration due to gravity, g. Students will drop different objects and measure how much time elapses before they fall to the floor as well as observing the objects' different trajectories. This lab is similar to Galileo’s original tests, but students will use high tech tools like cameras and accurate clocks to complete their measurements and analyses. With these they will imitate Galileo’s experiment and focus on error analysis as a tool for finding systematic errors in the procedure.

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