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The Pulse of Gravity

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The Pulse of Gravity

In this astronomy activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will examine the effects of gravity on a person’s pulse and explore how gravity can differ from planet to planet. Although this activity was created as a pre-visit for a workshop about astronomy, it also makes an excellent stand alone activity!

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Class chart (designed by instructor for class)
  • Large area to walk
  • Something that can be carried that equals 5 – 10 lbs (i.e. hand weights, book bag)
  • stopwatch


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
    • Solar System
      • The Planets
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation

Informal Categories

  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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