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Students test speed of gravity

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Physics is not an easy subject to learn, so Savannah Country Day School is trying a hands-on approach.

Students gathered outside to watch teachers drop watermelons, bowling balls and even a color printer from a lift. Teachers said that Sept. 8 is primetime for a lesson in the speed of gravity. 

"We can calculate distances that things fall, and velocities. All of that information we can get just by analyzing the things we were dropping here. so really, it's an ideal environment for sort of freefall experiments that you don't get to do typically," said Jason Manley, a teacher at Savannah Country Day.

Teachers said another good day for gravity experiments is March 2.

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