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Gravity / Rockets


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0003
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Gravity- Does gravity pull down on everything equally? Physics expert Jack Netland explains gravity and what happens during weightlessness. David Heil experiences gravity first-hand as he drops from a tower and catches a ball in mid-air. Your students learn about weightlessness, what causes gravity, and if gravity affects all objects the same way.

Concepts: Gravity and weightlessness, acceleration and velocity, the path of a projectile, orbits and orbiting.

Rockets- Does a rocket push against something when it takes off? Physics expert Jack Netland and Host David Heil explore how Newton's third law relates to rocket flight. From cannons to a human rocket engine, this segment really blasts off! Your students learn how rockets get off the ground, move through space, and how Newton's laws relate to rockets.

Concepts: Forces and motion, Newton's laws of motion, transfer of energy.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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