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Astronomy Assessment
Lesson: Universal Law of Gravitation

(1) Calculate your mass:

  • How much do you weigh in pounds?
  • Calculate how much you weigh in kilograms:
    • How many kilograms are there in one pound?
    • Multiply the number you found in the previous question by your weight:
  • What is the Universal Law of Gravitation for objects on Earth’s surface?
  • Substitute your weight and g into the equation you wrote in the previous question
  • Find your mass:

(2) Find two to three facts about Newton from your readings that you found particularly interesting (record them below). Come to class prepared to share them....
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