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Mass vs. Weight
written by Jane Nelson and Jim Nelson
This laboratory activity worksheet engages students in an exploration of mass and weight. Students use a balance to measure the mass and a spring scale to measure the weight of a series of objects. They then analyze the data to determine the relationship between these two quantities and conceptualize the distinction between the mass and weight through questions regarding measurements on the moon and other planets.
Series Name:  PTRA Worksheets
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
- Newton's First Law
= Measuring Inertia
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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Keywords:
gravitational field, weight
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 14, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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June 15, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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June 13, 2011
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