Explore Gravity

Use our simulator to investigate the effect of gravity on other worlds. Then use your measurements and a bit of maths to calculate the strength of gravity in each location across the Solar System!

By the end of this activity you will:

  • Understand the effects of gravity on different locations in space
  • Have used a simulator to collect results
  • Know how to use maths to work out the acceleration due to gravity

To complete this activity you will need: 

  • Access to the online Gravity Simulator
  • A stopwatch, or stopwatch function on a mobile phone
  • A digital or printed copy of our worksheet
  • The instructional video on this page