Gravity can be a difficult concept for students to visualise, as only its effects can be observed. However, contextualising the learning and linking it to real life applications can make this topic exciting. Included here are links to careers, BMX stunts and the effects of gravity in space.
The resources are linked to the following statement in the curriculum:
"Gravity force, weight = mass x gravitational field strength (g), on Earth g=10 N/kg, different on other planets and stars; gravity forces between Earth and Moon, and between Earth and Sun (qualitative only)"
Visit the secondary science webpage to access all lists: https://www.stem.org.uk/secondary-science
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