I’ve done a cursory search of the boards, and I cannot believe this hasn’t been examined yet.

Mrs. KCB is a third grade teacher, and is doing her annual “moon” module (making craters in the classroom and comparing impactor size vs crater size, multiple observations over a lunar cycle, neat stuff we never did…). One of her math tie-ins is calculating weight on the moon (earth weight / 6). She is looking to add another segment on calculating vertical jump height. One of the sources she found on the InterWebs said jump x 11. Her science text is saying jump x 6. Another web site gave jump x 22. She came to me with the question, and I thought there should be at least an exponent or a constant somewhere in that calculation - simply multiply by a small whole number can’t be correct. Furthermore, a child who can jump 2 feet to be able to catapult themselves 44 feet high doesn’t pass my sniff test. Then again, I’ve never been to the moon, so I can’t speak from personal experience.

Are we making too much of this? Is the conversion really that simple? What’s the actual formula?