• Question: do you think if there was no gravity our school would start floating?????????

    Asked by celly to Jack, laurenceharwood on 23 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      Not just the school but everything and everybody would float about.

      Unfortunately brick buildings stay upright because they are built vertically and gravity pushes the bricks hard on top of each other. Without gravity the bricks would begin to start breaking away and the whole building would start to fall apart. Luckily, because the school would be now in zero gravity, you wouldn’t need to worry about a brick dropping on your head!!

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      If there were no gravity… we wouldn’t be healthy for long! Astronauts can only stay in space for a year or so before there bodies start to break! So no gravity sounds fun but it could be nasty in the end!