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# What is gravity Crash Course kids?

## What is gravity Crash Course kids?

Gravity is what pulls everything toward the ground, including you. Without the force of gravity, there would be no life on Earth. Air, water, animals, everything would fly off into space. Think of gravity like the invisible super glue that holds our massive world together. You can’t see it but it’s always there.

Why does gravity pull us down for kids?

The reason gravity pulls you toward the ground is that all objects with mass, like our Earth, actually bend and curve the fabric of the universe, called spacetime. That curvature is what you feel as gravity.

### How do you explain gravity to preschoolers?

I explained what gravity is in it’s most simple form. Gravity is a force that pulls things to the center of the earth, or in even simpler terms, to the ground. It’s what makes us stick to the ground and not hover above it. We talked about how some objects fell faster than others, but they all fell.

Why don’t we fall to the center of the Earth?

The reason that objects don’t fall to the center of the earth is that the force of gravity is balanced by the “normal force.” Basically, this force arises because the forces between molecules in the ground are strong enough that molecular bonds aren’t broken when we step on them.

## Is gravity a push or a pull?

Gravitation – Pulling or Pushing force? According to Newton, gravity is the pulling – or in fact the attracting – force of any heavenly body towards any object to its center. But, to the contrary, Einstein once said that the four dimensions of space and time push the object downwards.

Does gravity push or pull for kids?

The answer is gravity: an invisible force that pulls objects toward each other. Earth’s gravity is what keeps you on the ground and what makes things fall. All its mass makes a combined gravitational pull on all the mass in your body. That’s what gives you weight.

### Can gravity pull and push?

As a curvature, or warping of spacetime, gravity is neither a push nor a pull. There is only a “pushing” experience when gravitation is resisted, as when the surface of the earth resists the inclination of your geodesic to move freely toward (approximately) the earth’s center of mass.

How do you introduce gravity to students?

Put a globe in the center of the floor and tell students that gravity is pulling them towards it really really hard. One group at a time, ask them to form themselves around the globe so that they are as close to it as possible. Explain that Earth’s gravity is incredibly strong and pulls objects towards its center.