These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe how gravity acts on objects near to the Earth

  • Describe how gravity acts towards the centre of the Earth (or other astronomical body)

  • Describe how gravity increases with the mass of a planet (or other astronomical body)

  • Explain how we know gravity exists in space and describe how its force of attraction decreases with distance

  • Explain how gravity pulls planets and moons around in their orbits

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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