Online exhibits, videos and documents cover the state of physics today and the history of modern physics, astronomy, geophysics and optics.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


history of modern physics astronomy geophysics optics.



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-03-10.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This website has an easy-to-use calculator that converts your weight here on the Earth’s surface into your weight on the surface of other planets and astronomical bodies. It also contains a short verbal explanation of the difference between weight and mass, and how your weight can be different on the moon even though your mass is the same. The calculator would be an excellent hook for a science class studying gravity or mass versus inertia. The activity could be deepened by providing more interactive opportunities for students to make connections and hypotheses. Teachers could add this dimension by asking students to make connections between the formula for gravitational force and the weights calculated on specific planets. For example, what about the formula might be the reason you’d weigh less on Pluto than on the Moon?

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