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Newton's Law of Gravity Quiz
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The force of attraction between things that have mass is called _____.
gravity
True or false: Isaac Newton was the first person to observe the effects of gravity.
true
State Newton's law of gravity.
that gravity is universal and affects all objects in the universe
True or false: Newton would agree that all objects on Earth exert a gravitational pull on Earth.
true
True or false: Newton's law of gravity was the first scientific law that applied to everything in the universe.
true
Factors that affect the force of gravity between objects include their distance apart and their _____.
mass
In the equation that Newton's developed to calculate the force of gravity between two objects, the letter G represents the
force of gravity.
What does the letter r represent in the equation that Newton's developed to calculate the force of gravity between two objects?
distance
As the masses of two objects increase, the force of gravity between them _____.
increases
Earth's gravity keeps the moon in orbit around Earth. How does the moon's gravity affect Earth?
the moon orbits Earth instead of falling down to the surface of the planet
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