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Weight vs Mass Across the Solar System Activity

Weight vs Mass Across the Solar System Activity
Weight vs Mass Across the Solar System Activity
Weight vs Mass Across the Solar System Activity
Weight vs Mass Across the Solar System Activity
Product Description
Teach your students the difference between mass and weight by having them calculate their weight on other planets and objects in the Solar System. Then, rank Solar System objects to further analyze the data.

Included in this resource:
• Student activity worksheet (2 pages)
• Answer key (2 pages)
• Teacher instructions (2 pages)

All documents are in .pdf format for easy printing and electronic distribution.

This activity is appropriate for physics and physical science students in 9-12th grade. It can take one 40-minute class period to work through and discuss, or it can be assigned for homework, using a shorter bit of class time to review and discuss. It works best as part of a larger unit on forces or astronomy.

Astronomy is an amazing subject to study, and physics and physical science provide many opportunities to incorporate the study of space. This activity is a great way to bring this fascinating topic into your classroom as you teach the key concept of mass vs. weight. Enjoy this activity right alongside your students!

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Copyright © Kevin Wahlmark. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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