Acceleration Due to Gravity Problems 1) A batter hits a fly ball straight up. From its highest point, the ball took 4 seconds to reach the glove of the catcher. What was the velocity of the ball when it hit the catcher’s mitt ? 2) In the nighttime sky, a space pebble enters the atmosphere and becomes a shooting star. From its point of entry into the atmosphere, it travels 1 minute and 10 seconds before it burns up. What was its velocity when it disintegrated? 3) You drop your pencil off of your desk. It hits the ground in .2 seconds. What was its velocity when it hit the ground?