An introduction to gravity and how it affects a stunt artist when falling from three different heights. The force of gravity makes objects speed up or accelerate as they fall. The higher the jump the longer the person is in the air, so there is more time for gravity to speed up the fall. There are clear and graphic warnings related to health and safety at the end.

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

This clip could be used to explain how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity. It shows how an experiment is devised to observe the effect of gravity on an object. This could be useful to watch before designing investigations involving air resistance with parachutes, paper helicopters or sycamore seeds.