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Investigate Falling Objects

In this worksheet, students will be learning about the force of gravity through observation and experiments.

'Investigate Falling Objects' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Forces

Curriculum subtopic:   Gravity

Popular topics:   Physics worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning about gravity. 


"Gravity gets me down!"  Did Sir Isaac Newton say that?  


Well, maybe not, but it's certainly true that 'down' is due to gravity.


Isaac Newton under apple tree


When a force is applied to an object, it moves.


The size of a force can be measured using a force meter which is sometimes called a Newton meter.


They look like this!


force meter


Sir Isaac Newton was a famous British scientist who is credited with writing many important laws about gravity and other forces. According to a famous story, Newton sat under an apple tree and was hit on the head by a falling apple!


 He realised that the apple fell to the ground as a result of a force, which he later termed gravity.


Newton proposed several important laws which are still used by scientists today.


You may know that forces are measured in Newtons (N), after Sir Isaac Newton.


OK, let's find out about Fantastic Forces!



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