# Gravity Force Lab: Basics

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### Topics

• Gravitational Force
• Inverse Square Law
• Force Pairs
• Newton's Third Law

### Description

Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Discover the factors that affect gravitational attraction, and determine how adjusting these factors will change the gravitational force.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Relate the gravitational force to masses of objects and distance between objects.
• Explain Newton's third law for gravitational forces.
• Use measurements to determine the universal gravitational constant.
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Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) 引力实验室：基础
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Gravity Force Lab: Basics_萬有引力實驗室：基礎
Croatian All hrvatski Istraži gravitaciju: Osnove
Czech All čeština Gravitační laboratoř: základy
Danish All Dansk Tiltræknings-laboratorium: Basis
Dutch All Nederlands Gravitatiekracht lab: eenvoudig
French All français Lab Force de Gravité: notions de base
German All Deutsch Gravitationskraft: Einstieg
Greek All Ελληνικά Εργαστήριο βαρύτητας: Τα βασικά
Hebrew All עברית מעבדת כוח הכבידה: בסיס
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Japanese All 日本語 キャベンディッシュの実験室：ベーシック
Kazakh All Kazakh Тартылыс күші: Негіздері
Korean All 한국어 중력 실험: 기초
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Persian All فارسی آزمایشگاه نیروی گرانش: مقدمات
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Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Laboratório de Força Gravitacional: Básico
Romanian All română Laborator Forța gravitațională: noțiuni introductive
Russian All русский Сила тяготения: Основы
Serbian All Српски Гравитациона сила : Основе
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Spanish All español Lab de Fuerza de Gravedad: Intro
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