Free Fall Acceleration

posted Nov 17, 2015, 11:05 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 12:47 PM ]

Egg Drop

Determine who at your table has the design most likely to protect an egg from a drop. Post the share link in the form linked here.

Golf Ball and Paper Drop

Take Video of a golf ball and a crumpled piece of paper dropping from 1 m and 2 m Be sure to keep the camera still.

Import the videos into Photos. (be sure each person gets the videos)

Drag the videos to the desktop.

Import the videos into Logger Pro (directions for how to do this are here) and measure the position vs. time for both. Be sure to save your Logger Pro documents. You will need it tomorrow. Don't calculate acceleration yet. We will do that tomorrow. Just save it.