Education Technology

Treasure Trove

Published on 01/14/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will collect data using a force sensor to measure the weight of an object.

Objectives

  • Students will understand the difference between the mass and weight of an object.
  • Students will use a force sensor to measure the weight of an object on Earth.
  • Students will calculate the weight of an object on different celestial bodies.

Vocabulary

  • celestial body
  • force
  • force sensor
  • gravity
  • mass
  • Newton
  • weight

About the Lesson

In this data collection lesson, students will use a force sensor to measure the weight of an object.

 As a result, students will:

  • Measure the weight of 100 pennies in a cup.
  • Calculate the weight of the pennies of Earth’s moon, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter