Reflection: Relevance The Weight of a Can of Soda Day 2 - Section 3: Further Exploration


To make learning more relevant, I'm constantly trying to connect abstract science concepts with the everyday lives of students. In this conference, Real World Application, I grab a pencil and ask students to explain how the pencil might lose mass. I also encourage students to think about what changes when you take the pencil to the moon... the mass or the weight. By quickly grabbing a pencil to use as an example, gravity, weight, and mass became more meaningful to these students. 

  Relevance: Making Learning Relevant
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The Weight of a Can of Soda Day 2

Unit 1: Gravity
Lesson 4 of 19

Objective: SWBAT determine the weight of a soda at different locations in the Solar System.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will construct a bar graph to display the weight of a can of soda throughout the solar system. Students will also complete further reading research on weight, mass, and gravity.

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