In a space station, you can no longer feel the effects of the gravitational pull from the Earth. Where there is no gravitational force, you cannot tell up from down. A British female astronaut shows how you can move in a space station by floating. She describes how you can use all three dimensions of space, and unless you tie everything down, it will float away. Food does not go down into her stomach but floats about inside her!

This clip is from:
Science Clips, Forces in Action
First broadcast:
12 October 2007

This clip could be used when learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and also when learning about forces. Could also be used in cross-curriculum teaching and used to inspire dance movements to express the feelings of movement in space and further develop an understanding of gravity, or used to inspire poetry or creative writing about gravity and weightlessness.