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Weight in Space

In this activity, learners are challenged to calculate their own weight on various planets using a scale and calculator. Older learners may be challenged to do so without using calculators. This activity links space and math concepts to discuss gravity and atmosphere on planets throughout the Milky Way. Activity includes materials list, step-by-step instructions and extension activities.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • calculator
  • pencil
  • paper with chart (in document)
  • bathroom scale

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Solar System
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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