Why do planets float around in space but everything on Earth seem to keep falling down? It’s time to find out more about the special force of gravity!

Find out why size matters in gravity and learn some cool new ways to defy gravity and balance anything. You’ll play a solar system game with 3D planets, make your own balancing toys and test your architectural prowess in the marshmallow challenge. All that and more in this month’s How to Not Fall Down.

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Atom & the Dot | How To Not Fall Down | Gravity, Balance & Center of Gravity

 

ACTIVITIES COMING YOUR WAY

Play 1: The Solar System

Did you know Mars’s Volcanoes Erupt Marshmallow Jam Sandwiches Until Noon?
Just kidding! That’s just how we remember the planets in our solar system.

Make 3D planets and orbit around a giant solar system in The Solar System game. Find out which planet is a bit clumsy and which planet is just too hot to handle. A super fun and easy way to learn about our solar system.

Stuff you need from home:
Cellophane tape, double sided tape, scissors and ruler.

 

Atom & the Dot | How To Not Fall Down | Gravity, Balance & Center of Gravity | Play 1 3D planets and the solar system

 

Play 2: Tippy Topple

Did you know you can balance anything? Just find its center of gravity.

Make a bear that walks on a tight rope and a dragonfly that floats! Make your own balancing toys. All you need is a few paper clips and some yarn.

Stuff you need from home:
Scissors, water, cellophane tape and double sided tape.

 

Atom & the Dot | How To Not Fall Down | Gravity, Balance & Center of Gravity | Play 2 balancing toys and center of gravity

 

Play 3: The Marshmallow Challenge

Did you know that shorter people are more stable? Then why don’t super tall skyscrapers fall down?

Build your own marshmallow tower and discover the secret to stable structures.

Stuff you need from home:
Stopwatch and plate (optional).

 

Atom & the Dot | How To Not Fall Down | Gravity, Balance & Center of Gravity | Play 3 marshmallow challenge with skewers