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Laboratory Workbook Rebecca W. Keller, PhD

Illustrations Janet Moneymaker and Rebecca W. Keller, PhD Copyright 2013 Gravitas Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,

Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook iii A Note From the Author Hi In this curriculum you are going to learn the first step of the scientific method Making good observations Each chapter

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Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook v Contents Experiment 1 FALLING OBJECTS 1 15 Experiment 2 GET TO WORK Experiment 3 MOVING ENERGY IN A TOY CAR 29 41 49 59 72 87 103 112 Experiment

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Experiment 1 Falling Objects

2 Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook I. Observe It Take two tennis balls and hold them at chest level with your arms pointing straight out in front of you. Release the two objects fro

Experiment 1 Falling Objects 3 Object 2 Object 1

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Experiment 1 Falling Objects 5 Object 2 Object 1

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Experiment 1 Falling Objects 7 Object 2 Object 1

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10 Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook II. Think About It the objects fall at the same speed How can Did you tell there any changes you would make to your Are experiment Holding the o

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12 Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook III. What Did You Discover Was it easy or difficult to release the objects at the same time Why or why not Was it easy or difficult to observe t

Experiment 1 Falling Objects 13 IV. Why Galileo Galilei discovered that when he let two objects of different weights fall from the same height, they always landed at the same time. This seems opposi

14 Focus On Elementary Physics Laboratory Workbook V. Just For Fun What do you think would happen if you dropped an orange and a cotton ball or feather at the same time Try it. Record your observati

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