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Free Fall

We head to a football stadium to explain freefall as we work through an example problem finding the maximum height of a thrown object.

Unit 2 Segment E: Free Fall We head to a football stadium to explain freefall as we work through an example problem finding the maximum height of a thrown object.

Premiere Date: August 2, 2018 | Runtime: 00:06:31

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Learning Objectives

-Define free fall.

-Understand that the acceleration due to gravity on earth is 9.8 m/s2 and an object in free fall is constantly experiencing this acceleration.

-Using kinematic equations, be able to calculate the initial velocity, final velocity, displacement, or time elapsed of an object in free fall.

Toolkit

Note-Taking Guide and Questions to Consider
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Practice Problems
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Free-Fall Lab
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Vocabulary

free fall - an object in motion only under the influence of the force of gravity.

Georgia Standards of Excellence

SP1
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the relationship between distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration as functions of time.
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Plan and carry out an investigation of one-dimensional motion to calculate average and instantaneous speed and velocity. • Analyze one-dimensional problems involving changes of direction, using algebraic signs to represent vector direction. • Apply one-dimensional kinematic equations to situations with no acceleration, and positive, or negative constant acceleration.

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