4 Misconceptions Students Have About Physics

Physics class can be a lot of fun! It doesn’t get much better than rockets, amusement parks, and roller coasters. In order to write a good physics course, make sure you address misconceptions with direct instruction and fun activities like those shown here!

Weight is the SAME as Mass

As science content writers, we know that weight is NOT the same as mass and our teachers know this too. Yet often a teacher will take the time to explain the difference between weight and mass, only to use the two interchangeably when measuring during labs. If students aren’t giving the teacher their full attention during the weight versus mass lesson, then their misconception can persist. To fully understand the difference between mass and weight, content writers must include a lesson with the definition of each and a reinforcing activity.

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