Gravitational Force Science Games

In this series of games, your students will learn that the gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth’s surface pulls that object toward the planet’s center. Gravitational Force learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts.

Concepts Covered

A force is a push or a pull on an object. A force has both a strength and a direction. Motion is the change in the position of an object. A contact force is a force that occurs when objects are in direct contact with each other.

A non-contact force is a force that can act on an object over a distance. Examples of non-contact forces are gravity, electric force, and magnetic force. Gravity is a non-contact force between any two masses. The larger a mass is, the stronger its gravitational force. The farther the distance between two masses, the weaker the gravitational force between them. Gravity is a force that pulls all objects on Earth down towards Earth’s surface. While gravity appears to pulls objects downwards, it actually pulls them towards the center of the Earth. Earth is spherical in shape. The force of gravity keeps planets in the solar system in orbit around the Sun.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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Tags: gravity, force, push, pull, non-contact force, gravitational force, electric force, magnetic force, mass, distance, motion, position

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