The students in Miss Camper's class had a lesson about gravity. The students went to different groups to test objects to see which would hit the ground first.
At one center, Mrs. Smith, a second-grade helper, pulled out a paper clip and an orange ping pong ball, and asked which one would hit the floor first when she dropped them. Almost all of the students in her group said "The paperclip will hit the floor first." Most of the kids were wrong because the ping pong ball hit the ground first.
At another group some 6th grade students showed the students balls of paper and erasers. All of the students made the hypothesis that the eraser would hit the ground first. But, the result was that they hit the ground at the same time.
In another group they tested a feather and a piece of paper. The paper hit the ground first.
At another group there was a marble and a ping pong ball to drop. A second-grade student, Kami, said "The marble will hit the ground first." Another student, Alondra, said "The pencil will hit the floor before the paperclip."
The students had a fun time learning about gravity. As you can see, these kids are very smart.
Pictures and story by 6th grade reporters Elizabeth Anne Crook and Joseph McCoy Jacklin.