Gravity Launch


  • Aug 16 2010 9:20 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

    This activity can be used to study the motion of objects (grade 2 science standards) or the study of force (grade 8 science standards).

  • Aug 16 2010 9:19 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

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This interactive tool, created by Science NetLinks, allows students to virtually launch a rocket into space to see how the force of gravity can pull an object toward the earth and moon. Students can also experiment with different thrust and angle settings to learn how these settings change the motion of the rocket. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 3-5, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Technology, Earth & Space Science, Science, Physics