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Gravity Launch


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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Gravity Launch

In this online game, learners attempt to send a rocket ship to various targets. Learners can adjust the angle and thrust of the rocket before it is launched. The game simulates the pull of gravity on the rocket from the Earth and Moon. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • computer with online access
  • mouse

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
      • Projectile Motion

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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