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Halloween Pumpkin Drop Calculus Activity
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Students Dropped Pumpkins from upstairs windows.
Students videoed dropping pumpkins.
Students used Physics Tracker to measure height of pumpkin at different times during their descent
Students used this data in Geogebra to generate a function for height relative to time.
Students then used calculus on this function to approximate acceleration due to gravity.
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