Gravitational Force Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn how gravity functions and is measured. The 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 they drive home.
Gravity is the force of attraction between two bodies with mass. The greater the two bodies’ masses, and the closer together they are, the stronger the gravitational force between them. The direction of gravitational force is from one object’s center of mass to the other’s.
It is difficult to measure the gravity between two objects unless one of them is extremely large, like a planet. Weight is a measurement of gravity acting on an object’s mass. Earth and the moon, for example, have very different masses, which is why you weigh more on Earth than you would on the moon.
Gravity pulls things toward the center of the Earth, causing falling objects to speed up and objects moving away from Earth to slow down. The planets orbit the sun, and the moon orbits the earth thanks to gravity.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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