Read chapter 5 of Mr. Q Science, chapter 3 of Exploring the World of Physics, chapters 8 & 9 of Life of Fred: Physics, Gravity Buster, Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment and Gravity is a Mystery. This week, our focus was on GRAVITY!
First, we looked at some information put out by NOVA.
Then, we watched some Bill Nye.
Finally, we did an egg drop. Blazer put quite a bit of thought into his egg. He first tried to drop an egg by itself into a bucket of water. This probably would have worked if we had a deeper bucket. It hit the bottom and cracked slightly, the second time we did it, it broke completely. So, Blazer put it in a container by itself and dropped it into water. Surprisingly, this worked very well. It didn’t work so well when we dropped the egg and container onto concrete, however, so we had to come up with some additional ideas. He put bubble wrap and paper towels in with the egg and the egg was safe. The egg was also safe with just the paper towels or just the bubble wrap. After we had our final protection, we met up with our friends and did a drop.