Solar System: Gravity, Mass, and Weight Exploration

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In this cooperative learning activity, the students will explore the following concepts:

1) The more mass a planet has, the more gravity it has.
2) Planets which have more mass than Earth would have more gravity than Earth.
3) A person would weigh more on these planets than they do on Earth.

In part one, students will calculate how much they would weigh on each planet in our solar system as well as on the Moon.

In part two, students will will work with a partner to determine how far they could jump on each planet in our solar system as well as on the Moon.

Also includes two short answer conclusion questions to assess the students' understanding of the concepts.

This is a great activity to get the students up and moving and they will be surprised by their results. (It is also a low prep activity for the teacher!)

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Lori Maldonado
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2
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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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