Gravity Science Experiment for kids
I thought I would introduce a gravity science experiment to Liam and have him experiment around the house with gravity and how it works. Totally hands-on! We started with reading a very large but short book that easily illustrated the concept of gravity. Balance and Motion by Lisa Trumbauer. This is one of our 25 Favorite classic science experiments to try.
Once we read the book, we got to work on our gravity science experiment! He actually was first to say let’s see what happens when I jump on the trampoline! He remembered and understood what gravity did. It makes things come down or pulls things like me back down. He went on to talk about if he were in space and didn’t wear a seat belt in the rocket, he would float up! So he has the idea. Here are a few ways we tested gravity. Each time I would ask why he thought what happened actually happened. He would say because of gravity.
Trampoline Gravity Science Experiment Test
Loosing Balance and falling down and jumping off a chair gravity science experiment
Pouring water from a pitcher and knocking an object off the table gravity science experiment
Sliding gravity science experiment
Dropping blocks gravity science experiment
Throwing Ball in the air gravity science experiment
Falling on bed science experiment (his suggestion)
Shower and sink gravity science experiment and water table toy (turned bath toy)
Giant slinky and stairs gravity science experiment
Indoor snow storm (weather uses gravity) and train hill gravity science experiment
Simple preschool gravity science experiment. I truly thinks he gets the most simplest definition of gravity and had a lot of fun exploring it over and over again. It also made for great gross motor play indoors! What goes up must come down! Well at least until it gets stuck somewhere, haha!
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Our absolute favorite trampoline! Sees much love everyday!