Day 26: What Causes Gravity?

Readers of Action-Reaction may be interested in this recent post on my 180 blog.

Noschese 180

College-Prep Physics: Even though we now have a mathematical relationship between mass and weight, we still don’t know what causes Earth’s gravitational pull. So first, we took a short survey:
GravitySurvey
Download a copy here: GRAVITY Survey 2015

Then we went through each of the four claims in survey question 4 and did a testing experiment for each claim.

CLAIM #1: Earth’s Magnetism

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CLAIM #2: Earth ‘s Rotation

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CLAIM #3: Air Pressure

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CLAIM #4: Earth’s Mass

We also compared characteristics of different planets using a table of planetary data.

This sequence of claims and questioning is based off one found in Preconceptions in Mechanics. On Tuesday, we’ll discuss the relative strengths of the gravitational pulls that 2 masses exert on each other.

##BFPM

NGSS Science and Engineering Practice #6. Constructing Explanations 

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2 responses to “Day 26: What Causes Gravity?

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