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Title: Mass Versus Weight

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Mass Versus Weight
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Mass
• Mass is the quantity of matter in an object.
• Mass is one of the properties of matter this
means that we can describe matter by measuring
its mass.
• We use a triple-beam balance to measure mass.
• Mass is measured in grams, or any metric
conversion of a gram.

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Weight
• Weight is another property of matter this means
that we can describe matter by measuring its
weight.
• Although we use the word weight in everyday
language to refer to how many pounds and ounces
something is, what we are really referring to is
the objects mass.
• In science, weight is not the same thing as mass.

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• Weight is the product of the objects mass and
the effects of gravity.
• Weight is a Force!
• Because weight is a force, it is measured using a
spring scale and measured in Newtons.

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• The force of gravity is the attractive force, or
pull, between the earth and all other objects.
• Because gravity is a force, and it affects an
objects weight, weight is a force as well!
• The closer to the surface of the earth an object
is, the stronger the gravitational attraction on
the object.

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What happens to the weight of an object as it
moves away from the Earth?
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• The force of attraction between the object and
the Earth decreases and thus the objects weight
becomes less.
• Keep in mind, the matter that makes up the object
is still present, and unchanged.
• All the same atoms and molecules are there,
arranged in the same size and shape so the
objects mass does not change.