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two objects dropped at the same time

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On the Moon – Apollo 15

On the Moon – Apollo 15

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/image/featherdrop_sound.mov

A heavy geological hammer and a falcon feather were dropped from the same height.

They hit the lunar surface at the same time.

astronaut David Scott

NASA pictures

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Hippo jump

Hippo jump

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Hippo jump

Hippo jump

Force of gravity

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Saved?

Saved?

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Hippo is still falling quickly

Hippo is still falling quickly

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Hippo is still falling quickly but not getting faster

Hippo is still falling quickly but not getting faster

How do we know?

Force of gravity

air resistance

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How can we slow Hippo down?

How can we slow Hippo down?

What can you change?

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Launching a satellite

Launching a satellite

The cannon ball must move very quickly to orbit the earth.

The Moon orbits the Earth

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The Moon

The Moon

The Earth

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The Moon

The Moon

The Earth

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On the Moon

On the Moon

NASA pictures

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Very heavy boots- Why?

Very heavy boots- Why?

Answers?

No gravity on the Moon

Weightless on the Moon

To stop them floating away

They weigh very much less than on Earth

To stop huge bounces

The Moon’s gravity is very much less than the Earth’s gravity

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Weightless?

Weightless?

or are they?

(NASA pictures)

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apparently weightless (pictures or animation only –not a demonstration)

apparently weightless (pictures or animation only –not a demonstration)

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GRAVITY

GRAVITY

Things fall

Things have weight

Things stay in place

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No Gravity

No Gravity

Would an apple fall?

Would things stay on earth?

What would happen?

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