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Physics Name: ________________________ Teacher: ___________________________ Date: ________________________ Gravity Laboratory CONTEXT: Physicists can experimentally determine the gravitational constant “g”. CHALLENGE: Work in small groups to determine to the gravitational constant “g” RESOURCE TABLE: Newton Scale Stand 0 – 20 N Scale Mass Set Lap Top Computers Microsoft Excel NOTES AND INVESTIGATION: Determine the gravitational constant “g” in m s 2 using the supplied apparatus as shown below. BACKGROUND: The slope of a Weight vs. Mass curve is the gravitational constant “g” Weight (N) kgm 2 weight N s m g mass kg kg s2 Mass (kg) DATA TABLE AND CALCULATIONS: Mass (kg) 0.050 0.100 0.200 0.250 0.350 0.400 0.500 0.550 0.600 0.700 0.750 0.850 0.900 0.950 1.000 Weight (N) GRAPHING DATA Using Microsoft Excel plot and graph your data and determine the slope of the resultant line. Attach the graph to this page and turn in next class. ANALYSIS Determine the gravitational Constant “g” and write your value in the box