Gravity Teacher Resources
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Forces At Work/Gravity
Students view a video to introduce forces and how they work. In this video force lesson, students experiment to find the force of gravity. Students record and draw conclusions about gravity based on their experiment. Students self evaluate by completing the lesson outline.
2nd - 3rd Science
An Egg-celent Gravity Experiment
Fifth graders record at least four hypotheses concerning what happens when they drop an egg from a high spot. They record at least five observations or supporting ideas about the egg drop. Students test gravity by dropping an egg from a ladder and record their results with 100% accuracy.
Centers of Mass and Gravity
When you lecture on the center of mass and center of gravity, show this presentation as a note-taking guide for your physical science class. Pause at the fifth slide to let them find the center of mass for their pencils. Also ask them what adjustments they find themselves making to remain stable when they change their own center of gravity as shown on the tenth slide.
9th - 12th Science
Staying Grounded with Gravity: A Science Exploration Trail
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an aspect of gravity.
5th - 6th Science
Center of Gravity
Between the pull of gravity and the push of air pressure, it's a wonder animals can balance or move at all. With a hands-on lesson about the center of gravity, learners discuss their own experiences with the topic, then work with partners to experiment with the concept through making balances, as well as trying to balance themselves in different circumstances.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Center of Gravity
Students work with boxes and weights to find the center of gravity. In this simple center of gravity experiment, students find success in using weights to move the center of gravity. Students will be assessed at the end of the lesson as to how the center of gravity changes.
3rd - 8th Science
The Art of Science: Gravity
Through a series of experiments and demonstrations, fifth graders will learn about gravity. They will make predictions, drop various objects, write down their observations, and try to understand gravity through balance. This lesson seems as though it is intended for a summer or after school program.
4th - 6th Science
Playing with Parachutes
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts: air resistance, drag, gravity, Newton's laws of motion, etc.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Space Science: Adventure is Waiting
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration.
4th - 6th Science
Creating/Improving the International Space Station
Learners research space and gravity and understand the difficulties humans have while on the International Space Station. In this space lesson plan, students listen to personal accounts of astronauts on videos and present designs to improve the space station.
6th - 8th Science
Have some physical science fun when studying the center of gravity or center of mass. Simply have balancing artists stand a dowel on one finger and keep it from falling over! A lump of clay is added and moved up along the dowel over a series of trials so that they alter the center of gravity and feel how different the motion is to keep the stick up.
6th - 10th Science
How Do Things Fall?
Students study forces by examining the force of gravitational attraction. They observe how objects fall and measure the force of gravitational attraction upon objects. Students discover that, since gravitational constants are different for places other than Earth, engineers must especially take gravity and weight into consideration when they design spacecraft, and moon or planetary vehicles.
5th - 7th Math
Minute Physics: What Is Gravity?
Gravity is thoroughly defined in this short, but weighty, featurette. The relationship of mass to force is incorporated, and the idea that gravity can also attract energy is introduced. In a flipped classroom situation, have learners watch this at home and then come to class to practice computations and participate in lab activities related to gravity.
1 min 7th - 12th Science
Can you feel the weight of the world? After viewing this PowerPoint, your physics class will. They learn that because of the gravitational pull of the sun, Earth does not go flying off into space. They also learn how to use the universal law of gravitation to calculate Earth's mass and the inverse-square law to relate intensity and distance.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Learning about gravity
Learn how to measure weight with newtons in a science experiment about gravity. After they read a short paragraph about force, fifth graders draw an arrow to indicate which way a spring is being pulled. Next, they survey their family members to see which of them has the greatest response to gravity.
4th - 6th Science
Explore the effects of gravity using this demonstration on surface tension. Learners fill a glass with water, put a handkerchief over the top creating a seal, and then turn the glass over without losing a drop. This is a terrific way to help your class visualize this concept.
1 min 6th - 9th Science