Classroom Activity

First page of the Accelerometers

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-12

This activity provides students with the plans for making a one-axis accelerometer that can be used to measure acceleration in different environments ranging from +3 g to -3 g. "Student reader" pages provide background information about acceleration.

Accelerometers [172KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Microgravity Educator Guide.