Why does the moon stay put, never getting too close or too far from Earth? See the truth unfold through interviews and a simulation using a basketball and a tennis ball. The host helps guide the discussion, all while spinning a ball to simulate Earth's rotation.
- Have partners recreate the moon and Earth relationship for a fun in-class activity
- The video works as a starter for lessons on gravity
- Be sure that learners can differentiate between gravity and the other attractive force mentioned in the resource, magnetism
- Interviewer skillfully guides his subjects toward the correct answer as each person tries to simulate the Earth-moon relationship
- The video provides context for a discussion about why the distance between Earth and moon stays the same