Exploriments: Weight, Mass and Force of Gravity - Effect of Altitude and Comparison across Multiple Planets
By IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
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This highly interactive Exploriment App lets you explore the effect of gravity on weight and mass on different planets. You can also explore the effect of altitude on weight and mass and even of depth below the Earth’s surface. Use variety of instruments and free fall of a body to understand the effect of gravity in different scenarios. This app provides ample opportunities to try out various scenarios and compare the results across planets and varying altitudes, including scenarios of micro-gravity and near-weightlessness.
The Exploriments Series of interactive simulation-based tools makes conceptual learning in science an engaging and insightful experience. Visit www.exploriments.com to know more.
Weight and Mass on Different Planets
--- Interactively weigh objects and compare mass on Earth, Moon and other planets using weighing scale, spring scale and pan balance
Effect of Altitude on Weight and Mass
--- Select a planet and then compare weight and mass at different altitudes
--- Drop a body and observe how the speed of fall changes as the altitude increases
--- Explore near-weightlessness in an environment of extremely weak gravitational pull
Effect of Depth below Earth surface on Weight
--- Almost everyone knows what happens to weight as you go to high altitudes, but it can be a surprising discovery to find out what happens to weight if we go towards the center of the Earth
--- A trip down an imaginary tunnel dug through Earth, lets you explore how gravity changes as you move towards the Earth’s center
--- Highly interactive simulation
--- Easily manageable environmental settings such as selecting a planet, changing the altitude and changing the depth below surface of a planet
--- Intuitive visual experience supported by numerical and graphical output
--- Effective comparison between different settings
What's New in Version 1.1
Bug fixes to support iOS 7.0
- Category: Education
- Updated: 08 August 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 6.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
- © 2011 IL&FS Education
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.