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Title Exploring Gravity
Description Introductory lab exploring how gravity is a force that it is dependent on the mass and distance. Includes an optional CER and exit ticket reflection. Includes teacher notes. In 2020, a remote lab was added which uses Gravity Force Lab Basics.
Subject Astronomy, Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords dependent, force, gravity, independent
Simulation(s) Gravity Force Lab (HTML5), Gravity Force Lab: Basics (HTML5)

Author(s) Sarah Borenstein and Trish Loeblein
School / Organization Campus Middle School
Date submitted 8/10/15
Date updated 4/28/20