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2001 1 min
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What keeps us down to earth? This clip from Science Please! answers the question.

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What keeps us down to earth? This clip from Science Please! answers the question.
  • writer
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • director
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • music
    Denis Larochelle
  • sound
    Denis Larochelle
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • technical coordination
    Andrée Delagrave
  • narrator
    Rick Jones
  • art direction
    Pierre Grenier
  • animation
    Pierre Grenier
  • opening digital images
    Pierre Plouffe
  • digital imaging
    René Fontaine
  • scientific advisor
    Stéphane Durand
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand

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Ages 10 to 11
School subjects
Teacher asks students to: - drop two objects of the same shape but different masses from the same height and observe what happens; - create a comic book envisioning life on a low-gravity Earth; - do a research project on Isaac Newton; - think about how their weight, and maybe their muscle mass, would be different on a planet with different gravity; - learn how astronauts adapt to low gravity; - view archival footage of the NASA Moon missions.
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