## Reflection: Rigor Gravity (Part 2) - Section 5: Elaborate

This thought experiment may prove to be one of the more challenging of the three in this unit. My students tend to imagine some "what if" scenarios and then want to engage in debate to try to make the physics prove their ideas rather than have an answer that fits with the pattern of physics we've been studying. You may want to differentiate this activity and encourage the students to draw out their answers and think about half the banana will take on its way to the monkey.

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# Gravity (Part 2)

Unit 7: Movement of Objects in Space & Time
Lesson 9 of 12

## Big Idea: How are dropping and projectile motions related? Students explore their ideas in this lesson.

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Science, Forces and Newton's Laws, Acceleration Formulas, physics, Projectile Motion, Graphing, time, movement, space
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### Ryan Keser

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