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
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.
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.
Light things are pulled down by gravity, too.
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.