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This web page from the Exploratorium museum helps students understand the difference between mass and weight. Enter an "Earth weight", and the site automatically calculates your weight on the moon, other planets, and three stars. It also includes background information on the relationship between gravity, mass, and distance.
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Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Universal Gravitation
General Physics
- Properties of Matter
- Middle School
- High School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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© 1997 Exploratorium, http://www.exploratorium.edu/about/use_policy.html
Keywords:
gravity, mass, weight, weight and gravity, weight and mass, weightlessness
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Metadata instance created February 23, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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February 23, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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May 8, 2008
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4G. Forces of Nature
  • 9-12: 4G/H1. Gravitational force is an attraction between masses. The strength of the force is proportional to the masses and weakens rapidly with increasing distance between them.
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AIP Format
(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html>.
APA Format
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. (2008, May 8). Retrieved November 25, 2014, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. San Francisco: Exploratorium, May 8, 2008. http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html (accessed 25 November 2014).
MLA Format
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1997. 8 May 2008. 25 Nov. 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds}, Publisher = {Exploratorium}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 November 2014}, Month = {May 8, 2008}, Year = {1997} }
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