CALCULATE YOUR WEIGHT AND AGE ON A PLANET

What is your weight?            _____________

What is your age?                _____________

Use the chart below to calculate your weight on each planet and the moon.

PLANET

GRAVITY Factor of Earth

YOUR WEIGHT

Mercury

0.38

Venus

0.91

Moon

0.166

Mars

0.38

Jupiter

2.34

Saturn

0.924

Uranus

0.795

Neptune

1.125

Pluto

0.041

How did you calculate your weight?

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Can you calculate your weight in metric units?

Calculate your Age

Use the chart below to calculate your age on each planet.

PLANET

Revolution Period

Your Age

Mercury

87.9 Earth Days

Venus

224.7 Earth Days

Mars

686.9 Earth Days

Jupiter

11.86 Earth Year

Saturn

29.46 Earth Year

Uranus

84.01 Earth Year

Neptune

164.79 Earth Year

Pluto

248 Earth Year

How did you calculate your age?

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SUGGESTED WEBSITES

PLANET HOP  

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/shadow/solar_system_level2/activity/planet_hop.html

Calculate your weight and age on this interactive website.  What is your Solar Weight?

How to Calculate Your Weight on Another Planet

http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Puzzles/howeight.html

Print an activity sheet to help you calculate your weight on another planet.  Do you weigh more on Mars than on Mercury?

Welcome to the Planets

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets

This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration  program.

Solar System Simulator

http://space.jpl.nasa.gov

Welcome to the solar system simulator, a NASA/JPL/Caltech spyglass on the cosmos.

Solar System Exploration

http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/

Find out about the NASA missions to the planets.

Planetary Photojournal

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov

Find publicly released images from various NASA Solar System exploration programs.

Cosmic Journeys

http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/home.html

A series of Space Science missions that will explore the essence of time, gravity and energy.

GRACE Fact Sheet

http://www.csr.utexas.edu/grace/

“To learn more about the mysteries of gravity, twin satellites named GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) are being launched (3/17/2002) to make detailed measurements of earth’s gravity field.”

Solar System Orbit Diagrams

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/orbit_diagrams.html

Find diagrams of the planets, asteroids, and comets showing the inner solar sytem.

WPE        www.teacherelinks.com        3/2002