What comes up, must come down. Gravity is such a fun science topic for your kids to learn about. You can incorporate so many hands-on activities and STEM experiments for your children to see gravity in action.
Gravity is the invisible force that attracts a body toward the center of the Earth or toward any other physical body that has mass. Gravity is what holds the planets in orbit around the sun and keeps the moon in orbit around the Earth.
It is also what keeps our feet on the ground and pulls objects down. Earth’s gravity is what keeps us in place and from floating off into space. It is what draws objects to the ground when you drop them, or if they fall off of a surface.
Do you have a house with stairs and a balcony? We have never had a two story house, but my kids have always had so much fun going to a friend’s house that have them. There have been many times where they would stand at the balcony with a huge pile of objects. They would stand there for hours throwing pillows, stuffed animals and toys, and watching them fall to the ground. There is just something fascinating about watching things drop and guessing which one can fall the fastest, or hardest!
Your kids will love learning more about gravity with these free resources and activities.
Websites and Videos:
Motion and Gravity Videos and Lesson – Physics for Kids
Scientists and Gravity:
Galileo Galilei was the scientist who stated the principle of inertia. Learn more about him in this free mini course:
Isaac Newton furthered Galileo’s studies by formulating the laws of motion known as Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Learn more about Isaac Newton with this free mini course:
Gravity Science Experiments and STEM Activities:
Exploring Angles, Tension and Gravity with Legos
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