Mass and weight
These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:
- Describe weight as the force needed to support an object or substance.
- Describe mass as a measure of the amount of matter in an object or substance.
- Explain the relationship between the weight and mass of an object that is caused by a gravitational force.
- Explain why the measured weight of an astronaut changes as they take off in a rocket.
- Explain why an astronaut orbiting the Earth is weightless.
The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.
Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.
More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage: Best Evidence in Science Teaching
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