Learning Exercise

Mass and Weight Application in Space

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

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Students should explore the Physics Section A: Mass and Weight website. Then
they should use the assessment website to test themselves or for practice.

Technical Notes

a computer must be used.


basic mathematics


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

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.