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College Prep Physics

Videotape Worksheet

Bill Nye: Gravity

  1. When skateboarding, how does gravity change depending on where you go?

                                          

 

 

  1. How do we know that other planets are round?

 

 

 

 

  1. What happens to a scale that gets in the way between us and Earth?  Our weight comes from what three things?

 

 

 

  1. The performance of an airplane means an aeronautical engineer has to account for what four things?

 

 

 

  1. Which things in the Universe have gravity?

 

 

 

 

  1. How does your weight change on Jupiter, and why is it different than on Earth?

 

 

 

 

  1. Gravity makes planets have what kind of shape?  Why?

 

 

 

 

  1. Gravity holds the planets of the solar system how?

 

 

 

 

  1. Does how heavy something affect how much gravity accelerates it?  Cite evidence for your answer.