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CDE Standards for Grade 2 (Physical Sciences 2E) deal with gravity. So does this fun and cool website! Try it out with the kids and then explain the text as needed. As an intro to the site, Isaac Newton was a great scientist and mathematician who lived more than 300 years ago. He understood and wrote about many of the laws of motion that we see at work every day. To explain how one body can orbit another, he asked his readers to imagine a cannon on top of a very, VERY tall mountain. (Our cannon... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: July 03, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 30, 2011
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Avatar for Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
6 years ago

Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. (Teacher (K-12))

I like this but am curious how to implement it.