Day 46: Mass-Weight Model + 2 New Capstone Ideas
Today we wrapped up the mass-weight lab and shared results.
“What does the slope of the graph mean?”
“Why doesn’t the graph have a y-intercept?”
“What would the graph look like if we repeated the experiment on the moon?”
Which then lead to an interesting conversation about moon gravity and two capstone ideas:
1. Design/modify a sport to be played on the moon. Support your (new) rules with physics.
2. Design and build a demo that would allow a person to “feel” gravity on different planets. (One suggestion: Modify 9 soda cans so to weigh what they would on each of the planets.)