# Gravity and Other ForcesPage 1

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FORCES

Is gravity real -

or does the Earth

just suck?

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Make things ----

move

move faster

move slower

change direction

also

change shape

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## Big and Little forces

We can measure forces

Using a forcemeter

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## Gravity is a force

When gravity pulls something towards the Earth -

- we call this force the weight.

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Forces are measured in Newtons

Weight of an apple = about 1 Newton

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Let’s play

a game !

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Results

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## Forcemeters

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Now another game!

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## Lifting a ping pong ball

.

straw

Suck !

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ping pong ball falling

The arrow represents the force of gravity

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The ball does not fall when your sucking force = force of gravity

How have I shown this ?

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Which diagram shows the sucking force equal to the force of gravity?

gravity

gravity

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The ball does not fall when your upward force = force of gravity

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## Gravity down under

People do not fall off the Earth

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