Using the Elevator Lab to Simulate Weightlessness-6th Grade Life Science @ North Middle School

6th Grade Science (with Mr. Rorris)  is studying Space Science, specifically the planets and how gravity changes on different size planets.

The Elevator Lab simulates the feeling of weightlessness. The students, using the Vernier Labpro, laptop computer, and Force Plate measured their weight when the elevator accelerated, traveled at a constant speed, and decelerated to see what would happen to their own weight if they were on a planet that had more or less gravity than Earth. The students then made connections to amusement park rides that create the same feelings of weightlessness for the riders.

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