CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
PP024 - Measuring ā€˜gā€™ ā€“ the acceleration due to gravity by freefall
This document describes in detail how to set up an experiment to accurately determine freefall acceleration (g) using 'home made' datalogging equipment. Due to the low cost of the Arduino microcontroller, individuals or pairs of students can readily investigate this, helping to develop skills in practical physics and in using technology.