teaching resource

• Updated:  26 Nov 2023

Get students exploring gravity facts for kids with this printable mini-book perfect for 3rd grade science lessons.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  7 Pages

### Curriculum

• #### Science 3.6(C)

Observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects.

teaching resource

• Updated:  26 Nov 2023

Get students exploring gravity facts for kids with this printable mini-book perfect for 3rd grade science lessons.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  7 Pages

Get students exploring gravity facts for kids with this printable mini-book perfect for 3rd grade science lessons.

## Looking for Gravity Facts for Kids?

When it comes to forces, gravity is one of the trickier ones for our students to understand. As teachers, it can be tricky to get our hands on age-appropriate resources that will explain this complex concept to our students in language they can understand!

Teach Starter to the rescue! To help you explore the force of gravity with your 3rd graders, we’ve created this printable mini-book to teach your students some of the most important facts about gravity. Written in age-appropriate language and accompanied by relevant visuals to support understanding, you’ll want every student in your class to have a copy of this valuable science resource!

The pages of this gravity facts mini-book include:

• Title page
• KWL activity
• Gravity is a force
• Gravity’s role on Earth
• The effects of gravity
• Mass vs. weight
• Mass
• Weight
• Important people
• New discoveries
• Gravity around us
• Try this at home

One of the great benefits of this gravity facts for kids mini-book is that it contains both information passages and student activities so that teachers can check whether students have successfully grasped the concepts presented.

Students can keep their mini-book on hand as a reference as they work through their unit on the force of gravity!

## Taking Gravity Further – The Equivalence Principle

Once your students have an understanding of what the force of gravity is, why not demonstrate gravity in action? A great way of doing this is to demonstrate the equivalence principle using a couple of basic items – two balls of different sizes are all you need for this simple classroom demonstration!

According to the equivalence principle, gravity treats all objects the same, regardless of their mass or weight. If you drop two objects of different sizes and weights from the same height, they will fall at the same speed and land at the same time. You can easily demonstrate the equivalence principle to your students by dropping two balls of differing sizes from the same height and watching them both hit the ground at the same time. Gravity in action!

## How to Create This Gravity Book for Kids

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button above to access either the quick-print PDF or the editable Google Slides version of this resource. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it.)

This resource contains seven Letter-sized pages. Each page includes two mini-book pages (14 pages in total). To assemble the mini-book, follow these simple steps.

1. Print out the resource. Create copies as required.
2. Cut each page along the dotted line.
3. Compile the pages in order.
4. Staple the pages along the left-side margin to create a booklet.
5. Distribute to the students.

Your students will love adding their own color and flair to this mini-book while learning about the incredible force of gravity.

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