In this classic activity, patrons engineer a space capsule that will protect an egg that is dropped from a specific height.
|Add a Tech Twist||Optional: Use a digital scale and limit the weight of materials that patrons can use. Use a timer or the "stopwatch" app on your phone to time the drops.|
|Hints for uses in your library||Exercise caution during the drop and do not allow young patrons on exposed, elevated areas. Keep patrons clear of the landing area. Place a large tarp at the landing area.|
What is Gravity?
Gravity: It's What Keeps Us Together
What Is Microgravity?
Fun in Microgravity
Our World: Gravity in Space
Gravity on Earth Versus Gravity in Space: What's the Difference?
Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
|Originating Source||Lunar and Planetary Institute|
[Suggest a book]
Why Can't I Jump Very High? A Book About Gravity
Floating in space
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Gravity!
Down to Earth : the story of gravity