Identifying cross curricular connections and researching different aspects in detail, the students of class IX completed a Deep Learning project on Gravitation. As an entry event, they watched a video on the effects of gravitation in our daily lives. Thereafter they discussed the reasons behind varied aspects such as why the weight of an object fluctuated in an elevator, life of astronauts in space and the free fall of objects in vacuum.
Students shortlisted their topics for research and a hand out guided them as they conducted their research and proceeded with their projects incorporating feedback received from teachers and peer mentors.
Some of the themes explored included: acceleration due to gravity, effect of length and mass of pendulum on the time period of a pendulum, centre of gravity of some systems and artificial gravity.
Discussion on the topic in the expert group
Students watching the introductory video
Students researching in the library
Students setting up the experiment