Utah Lesson Plans
Material Type:
Upper Elementary
EMedia, Gale, UOL, UOL3-5, Uollesson, Uolscience
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This resource is a Science student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Kids InfoBits and eMedia - to help students learn about gravity.

About Utah's Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


Essential Question: How does gravity work? How does gravity affect life on Earth?

Gravity keeps the Earth orbiting around the sun and keeps the moon orbiting around the Earth. It keeps us and everything else on the earth from floating off into space.

What is the relationship between gravity, mass, and motion? What role does gravity play in the solar system and universe? How does gravity affect our everyday lives?

Utah's Online Library has gravity resources that are appropriate for 3rd-grade learners. Gale's Kid's InfoBits has magazine articles, and the articles even have a read-aloud feature. Kid's InfoBits also has encyclopedic information as well as images. Look for great gravity videos in eMedia. Limit your results in eMedia by searching for gravity using the Search by Utah Core feature from the menu on the left; your search results will include only those gravity videos designated for 3rd grade.

Curriculum Connections:

SEEd - 3rd Grade