Gravity is what holds our world together. Gravity is all around us. It is the universal force of attraction acting between all matter. Isaac Newton discovered this because an apple fell on his head while reading a book under a tree one day. Because of that, he realised that some force must be there on falling objects because, otherwise, they will not start moving from rest.
Gravity is the universal force of attraction acting between all matter. Now you might be wondering how this force was discovered. This force was discovered by a famous mathematician called Isaac Newton. He discovered this force while sitting under an apple tree, thinking about the forces of nature, and an apple fell. Then Newton realized that some force must be there on falling objects because otherwise, they will not start moving from rest.
There are three laws of motion, first envisaged by Newton. The first law is an object will not change motion unless a force is resting on it. The second law is that the force on an object is equal to its mass times its acceleration. The third law is that when two objects interact, they apply forces to each other of equal magnitude and in the opposite direction.
Gravity is significant to us. The Sun's gravity keeps Earth in orbit around it, keeping us at a comfortable distance to enjoy the Sun's light and warmth. It holds down our atmosphere and the air we need to breathe. Gravity is what holds our world together. However, gravity isn't the same everywhere on Earth. Our connection to the Moon's gravity makes the tides rise and fall. The Earth's gravity keeps our planet orbiting the Sun, just like the Sun's gravity pulls on our planet. When the Earth spins and gravity pulls on the clouds, weather can be affected. Gravity is slightly stronger over places with more mass underground than over places with less mass.
Mohamed Laman Hameed is 13 years old. He lives in Hulhumale’, Maldives and studies at Ghaazee School . He is a scout and a member of theCircle Leaders of Tomorrow’s program by Professor Hassan Ugail. He has also won a lot of awards academically. He loves to travel. In his free time, he likes to watch YouTube videos about tech, art, and vlogs. He’s also keen on reading articles.
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Mohamed Laman Hameed, Gravity, theCircle Composition, Volume 2, (2022). https://theCircleComposition.org/gravity/