The purpose of this inquiry-based, quantitative laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes is to measure g, acceleration due to gravity, for an object in free fall.
An acceleration timer
Instructor's notes, student worksheets, and equipment resources are included.
This laboratory exercise comes bundled with General Guidelines for Laboratory Reports
, and Derivation of Instantaneous Velocity
This laboratory exercise can also be used with Mini Lab: The Conical Pendulum
, Mini Lab: The Simple Pendulum
, and Laboratory: One Dimensional Kinematics
Applicable to Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics courses.
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation