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published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This NASA site contains information about constructing a miniature drop tower to investigate the effects of free fall.  The tower incorporates a video camera mounted on the falling platform. The site provides construction suggestions, several suggested experiments, and background information.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Gravity
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Produced by NASA
Keywords: free fall, microgravity, weightless, zero-gravity
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 17, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Oct 17, 2006 by Ann Deml
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(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), WWW Document, (http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/mini/minit.htm).
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Reduced Gravity Demonstrator (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington), <http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/mini/minit.htm>.
APA Format
Reduced Gravity Demonstrator. (n.d.). Retrieved April 21, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/mini/minit.htm
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Reduced Gravity Demonstrator. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/mini/minit.htm (accessed 21 April 2014).
MLA Format
Reduced Gravity Demonstrator. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 21 Apr. 2014 <http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/mini/minit.htm>.
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