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Natural Science - Year I

Unit 29: Galileo and Mechanics

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Homework Assignment for Unit 29

This Unit's Homework Page History Lecture Science Lecture Lab Parents' Notes

Homework for Unit 29: Galilean Mechanics

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: Galileo and Mechanics

Science Web Lecture: Mechanics


Chat Preparation Essay

Post your essay answer to the questions below to the Moodle Unit 29 Forum before chat. Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the Natural Science course link, and then on the forum link for this unit. Read any other forum postings.

What role does the ability to correctly predict behavior play in adopting a scientific theory? What happens when a theory doesn't predict behavior accurately -- or when unpredicted behavior is observed? For example, what do you think scientists would do if the Galilean "law of falling bodies" failed, and we suddenly observed rocks falling twice as far as predicted in 10 seconds?


Instead of uploading a worksheet, you'll enter your answers into a Moodle Exercise. It looks like a quiz, but it is different in several ways:

Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Pendulum Movement.

Unit Quiz

Take the quiz for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time!