Teach your students facts about gravity with this comprehensive and age-appropriate teaching presentation for elementary school science lessons.
Gravity Facts for Kids
Gravity can be a complicated concept for our students to understand. An invisible non-contact force that pulls everything downwards, has an effect on our weight but not on our mass… that’s a lot for our young learners to get their heads around!
Teach Starter’s facts about gravity slide deck is here to make teaching gravity to your students a breeze! This 19-slide teaching presentation has been created by our experienced teacher team to help you explain the force of gravity and how it works to your students. It uses age-appropriate language (while still using subject-specific vocabulary) and attractive images to teach your students what they need to know about this incredible non-contact force in an appealing way.
The slide deck addresses the following content:
- The discovery of gravity
- The strength of gravity
- Planets, stars and gravity
- Mass vs weight
- Gravity and weight
- Gravity on the moon
- Removing Earth’s gravity
- The equivalence principle
- The importance of gravity
To keep your students engaged throughout, knowledge check multiple-choice questions have been scattered through the slide deck.
Through engaging with this gravity facts presentation, your students will have a clearer understanding of how the force of gravity works on Earth and throughout the universe.
Demonstrate Gravity in Action
What’s the best way to learn facts about gravity (other than using this slide deck)? By seeing it in action, of course!
Why not compliment this gravity facts slide deck with a presentation of the equivalence principle? All you need is two water bottles – one empty, and one full. Here’s how to do it:
- Hold a water bottle by its lid in each outstretched hand – one empty, one full. It can be a good idea to stand on a chair in order to gain a little more height, but please take care if you choose to do this!
- Tell the students to watch the water bottles carefully, then have the class count down from five. When the countdown reaches zero, drop both water bottles.
- Have the students comment on what they observed, and explain how the demonstration proves the validity of the equivalence principle.
Download This Gravity for Kids Slide Deck
Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to access the Google Slides version of this resource. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides presentation before accessing it.)
Project the resource onto your screen and work through the slides as a class for a paperless science lesson!
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