Summary of Gravity & Mass

Type of Resource



The goal of this virtual lab is to allow students the opportunity to explore the factors that influence an object’s weight, primarily gravity and mass.

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-4   Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.

MS-PS2-4   Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.

HS-ESS1-4   Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.