Weight, Mass and Gravity

Weight, Mass and Gravity

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  • Hello class! Today we are learning about Gravity, Weight and Mass.
  • Aren't Weight and Mass basically the same thing? I mean, they both deal with how much of an object is there. 
  • Yeah!
  • You may think that thy are similar in meaning, but they actually mean totally different things!
  • But first of all gravity is the force that holds objects with mass together towards its center. The more mass an object has, the more of a gravitational pull it has. Like how we stay orbiting around the sun, that's due to gravity!
  • Now, mass is how much matter is in an object. No matter the weight or the gravity, mass will always be the same within an object, unless tampered with of course. 
  • Weight is actually the mass of an object but it depends on how much gravity is pulling down on the object. Places with high gravity would make an object weight more. You take that same object with the same amount of mass and put it in an environment with less gravity it would weight much less. 
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