Tag Archives: gravity

Module One Post Fourteen (Leaning of Pisa Tower)

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts


The leaning tower of pisa in Italy seems like a miracle that is defying gravity`s pull. Since gravity force would be greater on objects with greater mass, it is fascinating how pisa tower is still standing with an approximate mass of 14,500 tonnes! Physicists predict that the tower would fall when its leaning angle reaches 5.44 degrees, but the pisa tower has been seen to reach an angle of 5.5 degrees before restoration work has been done between 1990 and 2001. With advancing technology in engineering and architecture, the tower is now standing at an 3.99 degrees angle. This helps with preserving this amazing architecture piece for another few hundred years or even longer.

Module One Post Fifteen (Math in Basketball)


This website show the calculus of the gravity in basketball. How to shoot with gravity and with the force. It show the calculate of the distance gravity.

This helps me because the gravity is also big part of the basketball. The distance of the gravity is better because without gravity it’s going to be hard to shoot

Module One Post Seven (Gravity)

This website explains the force of. Gravity is the force that makes two objects pull towards each other. We are pulled toward the center of the Earth because of the gravitational pull caused by its mass. The more mass the object have, the more gravity it will have. This is why heavier people are pulled harder to the ground. Planets orbit around huge stars because the stars have more mass and gravity. An example is the Earth orbiting around the sun. The Earth stays in the “track” that goes around the sun because of the gravitational pull the sun has towards it’s middle. This website is a good source for learning about gravity and how it works.

An animation of gravity at work. Albert Einstein described gravity as a curve in space that wraps around an object—such as a star or a planet. If another object is nearby, it is pulled into the curve.