Falling Objects: Weekly Science Project Idea and Home Science Activity Spotlight
In this week's spotlight: a pair of physics science projects that encourage families and students to put a classic question to a hands-on test. Does a heavier object fall faster than a lighter one if both are about the same size? What role do gravity and inertia have in explaining what happens when two objects of differing weights are dropped at the same time from the same height? Put it to the test!
- What Goes Up, Must Come Down: Conduct Galileo's Famous Falling Objects Experiment (full Science Buddies Project Idea)
- Showing Science: Watch Objects in Free Fall (science activity at Scientific American)