Project Pisa: Online Students
Galileo is famous for his experiment at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. While he probably didn't actually perform the experiment at the Leaning Tower, he most certainly did perform the experiment, and he got an interesting and counterintuitive result. Galileo found that objects fall at the same rate regardless of size (mass) when wind resistance is neglected.
For this project, you will find a video which reproduces the results of Galileo's famous experiment. Remember: experimentation must be reproducible in order to be considered scientific. You will then write an analysis of the video describing how the video demonstrates Galileo's experiment.
Note: Click HERE if you would prefer to make your OWN video to upload to YouTube. You will be re-directed to the Project Pisa: Seated Students page. Simply follow the instructions given there.
See the resources on this page for help, and feel free to do your own research.