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Different Gravity

The first page of the Different Gravity Exploration Brief

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-12
Publication Year: 1998
Product Number: EG-1998-03-012-HQ
Subjects: Physical Science

Gravity is an attractive force that all objects have for one another. The amount of the gravitational force between two objects is directly proportional to the product of their two masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers of mass. The force of gravity is not constant. This Exploration Brief explains the different gravity environments that astronauts can experience and includes an investigation in which students create microgravity.

Different Gravity Activity [252KB PDF file]

This document is part of the Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild