Gravitation Activity 5 See Gravity in Action

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Activity No # 5 - See gravity in action

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Materials/ Resources needed


Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Multimedia resources

Image(s) Source:

Image:220px-Gravity_action-reaction.gif Look at this animation here
Image:300px-Simple_gravity_pendulum.svg.png Look at the picture of a pendulum here

Process (How to do the activity)

  1. Show the multimedia resources
  2. Generate a mind map on what students understand about gravitation

Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)

  1. What causes the small sphere to move towards the larger one?
  2. Is there a force?
  3. What is the nature of that force?
  4. In a pendulum what is the force acting?

Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)

  1. Can you state the force you have observed as a law?
  2. What are the various factors it depends on?

Question Corner

  1. How do we walk?
  2. Do you think we fall every time we step forward?