Gravitational Force (Weight)
Forces and Motion

Questions to probe understanding: gravity and space

Diagnostic Questions for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Testing understanding

What the activity is for

Use these questions to test the pupils' understanding, by discussion or individual completion.

What the activity is for

  • Printed copies of the questions

Support sheet

What happens during this activity

The answers are as follows:

Astronaut on the Moon: (a) false (b) true (c) false (d) false (e) false

Brick: a, d

Tennis ball: a, a, a


Download the support sheet / student worksheet for this activity.

Gravitational Force (Weight)
is a feature of the Rigid Body Model
is a special case of Force
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