Project Pisa: Seated 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.
You and your team are charged to reproduce the results of Galileo's famous experiment. Remember: experimentation must be reproducible in order to be considered scientific.
You and your teammates will choose (and provide) two objects to drop. The objects must be "found." That is, you must not purchase them. One object must have at least twice the mass of the other. I have scales for finding mass.
You can choose any safe location on the ASUMH campus at which to drop your two objects, but you must drop them from an initial height of at least 5 meters. In addition, you will be required to drop the two objects simultaneously and will be required to take video of the objects being dropped. Keep in mind that when you drop your objects, you want to reproduce Galileo's experiment as closely as possible.
See the resources on this page for help, and feel free to do your own research.