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Gravity, or gravitation, is one of the fundamental forces of the universe. In everyday use, it describes the force which causes objects to fall onto the ground. Newton’s laws discusses how gravity keeps the Solar System together and Einstein’s theory of general relativity is about the role of gravity in the universe. See the fact file below for more information about gravity or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- Gravity is an invisible force that occurs between two objects.
- The reason things stay on the Earth’s surface is because of the gravitational pull toward the Earth’s center.
- Gravity is also the reason the Earth spins around the sun.
- The bigger the object’s mass the more gravity it will have, and the smaller the mass of the object the less gravity.
- Another thing that affects how much gravity pulls between two objects is the distance between them. The closer the two objects are, the stronger the gravitational pull.
- Gravity can cause health problems such as bone loss, muscle atrophy, and fluid shifts.
- Gravity guides the growth of plants and other vegetation.
- Gravity makes stars burn by squeezing their matter together.
- Black holes have the strongest gravitational pull in the entire Universe.
- Sir Issac Newton discovered gravity about 300 years ago. The story is that Newton saw an apple fall out of a tree. When this happened he realized there was a force that made it occur, and he called it gravity.
- The sun’s gravity keeps the planet orbiting the sun and the earth’s gravity keeps the moon in orbit.
- The pull of of gravity on an object determines its weight.
- The further you move away from an object the gravitational force decreases. This is why astronauts feel weightless and floats around in outer space.
- There is gravity on the moon but it is much weaker than that on earth because it is less massive. The strength of the moon’s gravitational pull is only one sixth of the Earth’s.
- The gravitational pull of objects depends on the object’s masses and the distance between them.
- Astronauts need rockets to launch them into space. Rockets are needed to escape the gravitational pull of the earth.
- Gravity pulls things together and pulls on all part of the whole equally. This effect creates the most efficient shape which is a sphere.
- The speed of freefall is consistent over the surface of the earth. This means allobjects fall at the same speed. This speed on earth is calculated to be 9.8 m/s.
- Objects such as satellites or spaceships in the earth’s orbit experience 12% less gravity than objects on the earth. If there was no gravity these objects would just float away.
- The earth’s gravity keeps the moon in orbit. The moon also exerts gravitational attraction on the earth. This phenomenon is responsible for the rise and fall of the tides.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Gravity Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Gravity, or gravitation, which is one of the fundamental forces of the universe. In everyday use, it describes the force which causes objects to fall onto the ground.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Gravity Facts
- Gravity Word Search
- Gravity Crossword
- Gravity Double Puzzle
- What am I?
- True or False
- G-Force in the Solar System
- Fill in the Blanks
- Why is Gravity Important?
- Map of Ideas
- Slogan Making
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