Effects of gravity

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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Students use this resource consisting of one page with diagrams of Mars, Earth and Jupiter. Students can select any combination of planets and then 'drop' the crates to note the effects of the different gravity forces because of the different masses of these planets. Students should be able to conclude that gravity is a force of attraction which acts on Earth towards the centre of the planet, and that the size of the force of gravity depends on the mass of each object (and the distance between them).

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU118) Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth

More information

Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Gravity
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Intel Corporation
Publisher:
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Resource ID: 52591c79-42be-4bfd-80ec-0d3c8cce1f98