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Learning Exercise: Mass and Weight Application in Space

Title:
Mass and Weight Application in Space
Material:
Description:
An activity to further understand mass vs weight using the student's comparitive mass and weight on other planets as well as the moon.
Course: physical science, intro to physics, astronomy/earth science

Info

Submitted by:
CINTHIA ARRIAGA-HAGOPIAN
Date Last Modified:
June 30, 2005

Exercise

Students should explore the Physics Section A: Mass and Weight website. Then
they should use the assessment website to test themselves or for practice.
Additional Information: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/weightvmass.html

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

1. Mass vs Weight
2. planet implications of mass and weight

Requirements

basic mathematics

Learning Objectives

1. To better understand the differences between mass and weight.
2. To be able to understand the reasonable differences of weight on other planets and the moon.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised

Technical Notes

a computer must be used.