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Weight on Planets

Name : Weight on Planets

Description :

This activity is a Keystage 3 task that encourages students to calculate their weight on different planets in the Solar System. The activity makes use of algebra and graphs to reinforce ideas about gravity, and is a practical example of how the effects of gravity are dependent on where you are in the Universe.

Age Range : 11 - 14 years

Workshop Time : 1 hour

LT image of the planet Saturn


Before starting the activity, you will first need to download the following activity sheet :

Activity Sheet : MS Word Format or PDF Format

NSO Weight Calculator :

You can access the NSO's Weight on another Planet Tool at the following web link:

Start the Weight Calculator