Although this lab is not an inquiry activity, it is very important in learning about acceleration and mass. It is a deeply held misconception among students that objects of different masses fall at different rates. Simply explaining that this is not true will not be enough to change that misconception. Teachers must perform demonstrations and students must experience this phenomenon themselves. This activity will help students release the misconception and see how air resistance affects the acceleration of an object.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/30/2009Stock # PB240X_10