This lesson package compares and contrasts Mass and Weight in a clear and concise manner. First it introduces students to the concepts of mass, weight and gravity. It then provides worked examples on how to calculate weight using the metric and imperial/standard systems. The lesson then compares mass vs. weight, discusses mass and weight in zero (or micro) gravity and ends with a look at how scales operate.
Within the lesson there are many opportunities for students to check their understanding with practice questions. This allows you to determine whether your students are getting it or if the material needs further clarification.
The package contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 3 embedded videos, and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the PowerPoint
– The student version of the PowerPoint
– 3 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– Calculating Weight
– Metric and The Standard/Imperial system of measurement
– Mass vs. Weight
– Mass and Weight in Zero Gravity
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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