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Unformatted text preview: Astronomy Ranking Task: Gravity Copyright 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of Arizona Exercise #1 Description: The figure below shows several objects (A D) of different masses located on the surface of the earth. A B C D A. Ranking Instructions: Rank (from greatest to least) the strength of the gravitational force exerted by Earth on each of the objects (A D). Ranking Order: Greatest 1 ______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 ______ Least Or, the gravitational force exerted on each object is the same. _________ (indicate with a check mark) Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ B. Ranking Instructions: Rank (from greatest to least) the strength of the gravitational force...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '08