Acceleration due to gravity

Acceleration due to gravity
Publication Date: January, 2014
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

A downloadable resource in which students determine a value for gravitational acceleration.

This downloadable resource is a worksheet for a practical activity where students determine a value for the acceleration due to gravity and then compare it to 9.8 ms-2.

Students drop a ball from a height and measure the distance covered and time taken.

The worksheet details the necessary calculations.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences