Cavendish Lab


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Title Cavendish Lab
Description This lab guides student through a process similar to what was done with Henry Cavendish's experimental results to determine G and the mass of the Earth. They also use the data to determine the Law of Gravity as Newton did. The lab instructions mention a program from Vernier called Graphical Analysis. A graphing calculator or Excel also can be used. I have a sample key in pdf format that I will be happy to email to you if you provide evidence of your teaching status like a school email address.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords cavendish, gravity, inverse square, newton, physics
Simulation(s) Gravity Force Lab


Author(s) Dan Burns
Contact Email dburns@lgsuhsd.org
School / Organization Los Gatos High School
Date submitted 8/10/10
Date updated 8/10/10