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The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?

A close-up view of a skydiver jumping out of a plane

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Year: 1996
Subjects: Physical Science

This NASA video segment illustrates how gravity plays an important role in everyday life. Footage shows various sporting activities that require gravity, such as skydiving, bobsledding and white-water rafting, as well as the use of common objects like window shades and water fountains that use gravity to function. Viewers also learn how gravity can inhibit scientific research.

The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?
Duration: 53 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
What Is Microgravity?
Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
The Role of Microgravity in Scientific Research
Fluid Physics Experiments in Space
Biotechnology Experiments in Space
Materials Science Experiments in Space
Combustion Experiments in Space

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