3-070-S-FallingInWater

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA

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Abstract

This is a study of modeling a falling object in liquid. We provide a video (in two versions - .mov and .mp4) which will enable you to collect data on a falling object in water to compare with your model and to estimate parameters using data you can collect from the video.

VIDEO Version 1 - CanisterFallInWater.mov

We have this version of the video which can be used for data collection and it is found here in this resource.  This video will permit you to collect data and validate a model of a canister falling in a graduated cylinder of water.

VIDEO Version 2 - CanisterFallInWater.mp4

We have this version of the video which can be used for data collection and it is found here in this resource.  The video is also available on the SIMIODE YouTube Channel.  This video will permit you to collect data and validate a model of a canister falling in a graduated cylinder of water.

Details of video:

Video of canister with ballast falling in a graduated cylinder of water.

The video starts exactly at the time of release of the canister which is 8:51.98 on the iPad digital clock.

The canister is from a set of costume glitter containers purchased from a Dollar Store and is "loaded" with small steel balls for ballast.

The mass of canister and steel balls is 14.87 g.

The dimensions of canister are height = 3.6 cm and radius 1.1 cm.

The digital clock on the iPad is in seconds and hundredths of second.

Video is best seen one quarter speed at highest resolution possible and at slow speed (say, one half speed) using a viewer which permits stop and start for collecting data.

Video was shot on 14 April 2016 in Cornwall NY USA.

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Brian Winkel (2016), "3-070-S-FallingInWater," https://www.simiode.org/resources/1595.

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