This activity allows students to explore and research the vocabulary that correlates to effects of gravitational pull. Students will find definitions and visual representations of mass, weight, gravity, density, orbital period, etc.
Then students will research the correlation between mass and distance and how these factors effect gravitational pull on a planet. There are helpful websites provided in the word document for students to explore and conclusion questions for when they are finished completing the graphic organizers. This activity corresponds with NGSS and is used in my Earth science class to explore how gravity keeps the solar system together.