Why Does an Apple Fall?
Watch a short film about astronauts living in a space station and talk about the ways their life is different from life on Earth.
What would it be like if life on Earth was the same as life on a Space Station?
What things would we not be able to do?
What things would we be able to do?
Try to ensure a dynamic, lively conversation. The point is for the students to come up with as many ideas as possible without judging whether any idea is bad or not.
The students determine the direction of movement of objects on Earth – downward.
The students mark on their worksheets the direction in which objects are pulled, i.e. toward the center of the planet.
Talk about the factors that influence this force of attraction (gravitational pull).
The students watch a film and draw conclusions on how gravitational force is determined by the mass of a body.
The most important fragment: 1:46-2:00.
The students use an online calculator to calculate their weight on other planets.
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- Critical thinking and drawing conclusion
AuthorsAuthor: Przemysław Michalski
Methodology: Marlena Mazur-Rudnicka, Inga Katsevych
Translation: Jason Lowther
Producer: Anna Grabara