Forces – Gravity


The purpose of this lesson is for children to learn that gravity is a force that pulls downwards, and air pressure is a force that pushes upwards. Forces are measured in units called Newtons using force meters. Gravity differs on different planets because it depends on the mass of the planet. Weight (Newtons) = mass (kg) x gravity.The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the following equipment: There are 4 labs in this box: a teacher demonstration and 3 pupil investigations.

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This box contains:

Lab: Gravity Defying Water

  • Small Drinking Glass
  • Plastic Square Opaque
  • Washing Up Bowl

Lab: Galileo’s Gravity Ramp

  • Grooved Ruler 2m
  • Steel Ball Bearing 1/2in
  • Stopwatch/Timer

Lab: Galileo’s Feather (WS)

  • Pack Feathers
  • Steel Ball Bearing 5/16in
  • Steel Ball Bearing 3/8in
  • Steel Ball Bearing 1/2in (from Lab: Gravity Ramp)
  • Tennis ball
  • Ball Ping Pong
  • Paper Bag
  • Sellotape
  • Paper of different sizes (from School)

Lab: Weight and Mass – Measuring Forces

  • Meter Push Pull 10 Newtons
  • Meter Push Pull 2.5 Newtons
  • Mass Slotted 10x10g

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Key Stage

Key Stage 2