E-book, Lesson Plan


Introduce the students to Einstein and Newton and their research on gravity.


  • Educational Technology > General
  • Educational Technology > Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Educational Technology > Using Multimedia & the Internet
  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Space Earth Moon Gravity Planets Solar System



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Curriki Rating
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-06-26.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson plan allows middle school students to explore gravity and the differences between Einstein’s Theory and Newton’s Theory on gravity. The class is divided into two groups – one doing Internet research and the other doing two hands-on experiments using readily accessible materials. The answers of the first group are to be posted are Nicenet (http://www.nicenet.org/), but could easily be shared verbally or in another wiki environment. The second group will compare and contrast the two experiments in a group discussion. Then, of course, the two groups will switch and try the other task. This lesson plan could be improved by the inclusion of some Internet links or additional information on the specifics of the gravitational theories and more elaboration on how the experimental results fit in with the objectives of the lesson. The two experiments have good explanatory material within the linked webpage.

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