Acceleration due to Gravity

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 4
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Maths, Science

In this practical activity, students use F=ma to calculate the acceleration due to gravity and can investigate how the area of a parachute can affect the landing force of a space probe. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.