The purpose of this lesson is to explore how the earth’s and moon’s gravity affects the path of a rocket launched into space. In this lesson, students will play a rocket simulation to learn how gravity effects forces without directly touching them and objects at a distance.
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- To explore how the earth’s and moon’s gravity affects the path of a rocket launched into space.
- For another lesson that explores gravity, see the Science NetLinks lesson, Falling.
- 6 beanbags (or other non-breakable object that can be dropped to the floor for demonstration)
- Masking tape