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    In this activity, students complete a true or false worksheet that highlights common alternative conceptions about gravity and satellites. This activity is useful as a pre-test to establish student understanding.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • clarify some of their current thinking about gravity and satellites
    • provide evidence to support their current views
    • debate ideas with others who hold different views that may challenge their current thinking
    • investigate some key concepts around gravity and satellite orbits.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • extension ideas
    • student handout.

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    Common alternative conceptions about gravity and further strategies for teaching about gravity.

      Published 27 March 2013 Referencing Hub articles