In this activity, students will explore gravity, the force of attraction. In part one, students will calculate their weight on the moon and planets. In part two they will collect data and use it to calculate how far they can jump on the moon and planets.
Mass of the moon and planets will be compared to that of the Earth. Students will be able to apply this difference to their own individual data which will make the activity more meaningful. They will use their data to draw conclusions and answer reflection questions for each part of the activity.
The following pdf files are included:
Exploring Gravity: The Force of Attraction (student packet- 4 pages)
Exploring Gravity: The Force of Attraction Answer Key (4 pages)