Mass & Weight

Curriculum support5 mins£2

Key takeaways
Understanding the differences between mass and weight
Understand that weight is a force and is measured in Newtons
Calculate weight on the Earth and different planets
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

To excel in Physics there is a lot of theory for students to learn.  This short session looks at the differences between mass and weight and the fact that mass is the same everywhere in the Universe, whereas weight varies.  These 5 minute short burst classes allow students to practise understanding theory and allows them to excel in their in future learning.

For more short Science sessions see: Newton's Second LawAcceleration

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This short session is suitable for all students studying Physics/Science at school in Year 9-11 or S3-S5. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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