Space: The Final Frontier

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SpaceTheFinalFrontier3, 2, 1…Take off! This week in physics, students assumed the role of space cadets and were given their first mission: calculate and differentiate the mass and weight of objects on the moon versus the earth. The young space cadets chose six different objects of their choice and took their mass using a scale. Then, using their knowledge of gravitational constants, calculated the object’s perspective weights on the moon and earth. In order to earn their cadet badge, the students had to correctly calculate both the mass and weight of the objects and explain why these similarities and differences exist. Upon successful completion, the students got to wear their badge with pride and finally call themselves certified space cadets!