Background knowledge and enrichment
Funded by the National Science Foundation. Students investigate the force of gravity and how all objects regardless of their mass fall to the ground at the same rate. Grades 3-5
Biography of Sir Isaac Newton with article and 3 videos: Enlightenment, Law of Gravity, and Isaac Newton ( 3 - 5 minutes each) .
Simple biography about the greatest physicist who ever lived.
A lesson guide integrating a series of activities designed to demonstrate the role of gravity in common games and toys. Grades 4 -6
Video of a sample teacher lesson on gravity for grades 2-5 (14 min.)
Background information for teachers, parents, and caregivers for grades K-3. Classroom, family and home school activities.
Printable reading comprehension resource, grades 4 - 6, (requires sign-in)