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Investigating Gravity—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7188 

Price: $107.98

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With the Investigating Gravity Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics, investigate four principles of gravity. Includes four hands-on lab activities involving pendulums, irregular objects, Atwood’s machine and boats.

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Students investigate four principles of gravity in one complete kit! Four hands-on lab activities allow students to study the motion of a pendulum, determine the center of gravity of irregular objects, measure the acceleration due to gravity using an Atwood’s machine and build a boat to explore the anti-gravity force known as buoyancy. Once students complete one activity, they move on to the next lab station to investigate a different principle associated with gravity. Each activity requires approximately 15 minutes. All the materials are reusable—truly a great value! Detailed student instructions and Teacher Notes are provided. Standard laboratory equipment, such as support stands, clamps, graduated cylinders and beakers, are required but not included. 

Super Value Kit is complete for 9 student groups. All materials are reusable and kit includes more than enough fishing line. A stopwatch and two 200-g hooked masses are also required for the Atwood’s machine. 


Materials Included in Kit:
Clay, terra cotta, ½ lb pkg, 2
Atwood’s machine
Black dry erase marker, wedge tip, 2
Clothes pin, 3", 3
Cup, clear plastic, squat style, 9 oz, 6
Fishing line, monofilament, 650 yd
Paper clips, box of 100
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 10
Polygon 4, inverse pentagon with holes
Polygon 5, isosceles triangle with holes
Polygon 6, irregular trapezoid with holes
Pulley cord, 9 M
Sinker #3 swivel, 1¾ oz, 3
Sinker #6 swivel, ½ oz, 3
Spring scale, 2.5 N, 2
S-hook, zinc-plated steel, open-end, 6
Washer, ¾" o.d., 3
Weighing dish, 5.5 g, individual, 5½" x 5½", 6

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.