Growing Pains: Today's Subject is Gravity
  • Physics → Gravity → Introduction to Gravity

Mr. Seaver begins teaching the class a lesson on gravity out of the textbook. He is especially confused by the book's claim that a coin and a feather will fall at exactly the same speed. After Luke challenges him to prove it, he tests the claim.

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  1. Is the textbook correct in stating that a feather and a coin will fall at exactly the same speed?
  2. Why didn't the feather and the quarter land at the same time?

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  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

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