How Much Do You Weigh on Distant Planets?

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  • Aug 26 2010 10:40 PM

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In this lesson, from the Burns Telecommunications Center at Montana State University, students study the effects of gravity on the planets of the Solar System. They view movies from the lunar Apollo missions, calculate their own weight on other planets, and propose what they might weigh on newly discovered planets around other stars.

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    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: Science, Earth & Space Science, Mathematics, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

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