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Weighing and Determining the Average Density of Earth
Students learn how Newton's Law of Gravitation can be used to determine the mass of the Earth. By calculating mass and volume, they can then determine the Earth's density, and compare that result with the densities of other solar system bodies. Knowledge of Earth's density can also provide information about the planet's interior.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Eryn Klosko.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-022
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Eryn Klosko
State University of New York (SUNY) - Westchester Community College

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation