Gravity

Earth got you down? Don’t worry, it’s got us all down — thanks to gravity! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you all about the ins and outs of gravity. You’ll learn everything from Sir Isaac Newton’s famous apple to Albert Einstein’s theory that massive objects use gravity to “bend” space and time. You’ll also find out about gravity’s effect on tides, humans, and even the earth’s rotation. In addition, Tim and Moby explain the difference between mass and weight, and how the moon’s gravity enables us humans to weigh less on the Moon than they do here on Earth!

Physics for Kids Lesson Plan: Go Vector Go Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use an online game to explore advanced physics concepts such as force magnitude, force direction, friction, mass, gravity, and slope. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Newton’s Laws of Motion Lesson Plan: Impulse Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore Newton's first and second laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Forces of Flight Lesson Plan: CSI Flight Adventures

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including two online games) to explore the properties and physics of flight. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Gravity Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about gravity.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Gravity. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Gravity Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about mass, weight and gravity. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Gravity topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »