Tidal force facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Shoemaker-levy-tidal-forces
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 after breaking up under the influence of Jupiter's tidal forces.

Tidal force is caused by gravity and makes tides happen. This is because the gravitational field changes across the middle of a body (the diameter).

Images for kids


Tidal force Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.