Forces: Mass, Weight and Gravity
Lesson Objective: Students explore mass, weight, and gravity with simple experiments
Grades 3-5 / Science / Force & Motion

Thought starters

  1. Notice how Ms. Lowe allows time for several students to explain gravity in different ways. How does the teacher attempt to clarify the common misconceptions about weight and mass?
  2. Consider how this lesson would be confusing without the use of visual aids.?
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Well done!
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Great lesson structure from recording objective, investigating, and then exploring mass and weight. The open ended wrap up questions will be interesting to see how much the students understood about mass and weight. A pretest of defining Mass, Weight, and Gravity would have been an interesting comparison.
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