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man sky dives to show the effect of gravity on people
WHAT IS GRAVITY?

Gravity is the invisible force that pulls everything down to the ground (Earth’s surface). Everything on Earth is affected by gravity: people, plants, animals and objects. Without gravity you wouldn’t be able to go down a slide, play basketball, or skydive.

To better understand how gravity works…

WHAT IS GRAVITY?. Gravity is the invisible force that pulls everything down to the ground (Earth’s surface). Everything on Earth is affected by gravity: people, plants, animals and objects. Without gravity you wouldn’t be able to go down a slide, play basketball, or skydive. To better understand how gravity works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

A watermelon is pulled down by gravity

watermelon smashed by falling off building

A watermelon stays on a table because gravity pulls it down. If you drop a watermelon from a roof like we did in the video, it will fall down to the ground.

A watermelon is pulled down by gravity A watermelon stays on a table because gravity pulls it down. If you drop a watermelon from a roof like we did in the video, it will fall down to the ground.
watermelon smashed by falling off building

Gravity is what keeps everything in place.

man sky dives to show the effect of gravity

Without gravity people could just float away into space. If there was no gravity you wouldn’t be able to run on the ground, lay in your bed or play games like basketball.

Gravity is what keeps everything in place. Without gravity people could just float away into space. If there was no gravity you wouldn’t be able to run on the ground, lay in your bed or play games like basketball.
man sky dives to show the effect of gravity

Light things are pulled down by gravity, too.

scientist explains gravity on a roof

Feather and ping pong balls dropped off a roof also fall down to the ground. No matter how heavy or light an object is, gravity still pulls it back down to the ground.