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The following are true of weight:

  • Weight is the measure of the heaviness of an object.

  • Weight is determined by the effect of gravity on the object.

  • Units usually used to measure weight include ounces, pounds, and tons.

  • Weight can be measured with a spring scale.

  • The weight of an object can be different in different locations.


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Weight Activity



Mass does not depend on location, and mass is not influenced by gravity.

An object will have the same mass, or amount of matter, regardless of where it is located.

TEKS: K(7)(A), 3(7)(D), 3(7)(E)