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GRAVITY EXPERIMENTS Many Venturing Crews go climbing. However only Crew 4371 chucks watermelons off of helix towers! One afternoon during Scientifica crewmembers scaled Wah-Tut-Ca’s climbing tower to experience Newton’s laws of motion and gravity. The challenge was releasing the objects at the same time. In that regard we got mixed results. However we had a great time releasing melons and other fruits and vegetables off the tower. The crew will be spending some time this year developing a device to remove the variables regarding release. Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP; 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726 was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!!!!!!