Life Without Gravity Reading Article and Worksheet


Make REAL-WORLD CONNECTIONS in your gravity unit!

Grades 7 and Up

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Students read about the top 10 bizarre and unexpected ways life would be different without gravity. This stand-alone lesson is great as a gravity sub plan!

Includes both print and Google Slides options to assign!

In this activity, students will:

  • READ the engaging article Top 10 Ways Life Would Be Weird Without Gravity. They’ll learn humorous and eye-opening ways that life would be different without gravity.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions. No prior knowledge is required because all answers come directly from the text.

Go BEYOND Typical Examples with Ideas Such As:

  • Einstein’s theory of relativity tells us that time would speed up with no gravity.
  • Flames would be spherical.
  • Forests would be tangled, chaotic webs of stems and roots growing in every direction.
  • Animals that use gravity to help them navigate would be lost and confused.
  • Plus 6 more interesting examples!

Teacher Notes:

  • Includes answer key.
  • Please note that this gravity reading is not editable.
  • Related Standards: NGSS MS-PS2-4 and ESS1-2
  • A link to a digital Google Slides version of this activity is included in the downloadable PDF.


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