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Determining the acceleration of free-fall

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Picket Fence Free Fall

Experiment #5 from Physics with Vernier

  • Measure the acceleration of a freely falling body (g) to better than 0.5% precision using a Picket Fence and a Photogate.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Prescribed Practicals
Topic
2.1 Motion

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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