This investigation is all about scientific inquiry, getting students to plan and carry out investigations exploring Newton’s second law (F=ma), gravity and inclined planes.
Gravity is a special force that attracts matter to other matter.
In other words, gravity is a pulling force that attracts objects to other objects. The more matter something has, the greater the force of its gravity.
Matter is anything you can physically touch. You can think of matter as the physical ‘stuff’ a thing is made up of.
Learn more about gravity in the following Whybricks activities:
Why don’t you float away when you jump?
Students begin their exploration at the foundational level of understanding gravity as the force that ‘makes things fall down’ before moving on to learning about gravitational acceleration and air resistance.
Why don’t snowboards need wheels?
This investigation is all about scientific inquiry, getting students to plan and carry out investigations to explore friction and inclined planes using two types of Whybricks snowboards.