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The Speed of Falling: Weekly Science Activity

Explore the science of speed and constant acceleration / Hand-on STEM experiment

In this week's spotlight: a physics science activity that helps families see gravity, acceleration, and speed in action. Gravity exerts force upon an object, but what does this mean in terms of how fast something falls? Does the speed of falling change based on how far something falls? Using a simple marble run, you can put these questions to the test and see how gravity's constant acceleration affects the distance that an object travels over time. (You can see how this works when riding a bike down a hill, too!)

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