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Gravity and A STEM Challenge

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Are you looking for a fun activity on gravity? Students will love learning about gravity in these lessons. Includes a STEM challenge on using gravity to lift something with a counterweight system. Students will learn that the gravitational force exerted by Earth causes objects to be directed downward,

Standards Addressed:

NGSS 5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

Utah SEEd Standard 3.3.3

Construct an explanation that the gravitational force exerted by Earth causes objects to be directed downward, toward the center of the spherical Earth. Emphasize that “downward” is a local description depending on one’s position on Earth. (PS2.B)
Counterweight System