Weight, mass and gravity

In this lesson we look at the difference between weight and mass, and how to calculate weight using gravitational field strength and mass. We also explore the use of unit conversions, and equation rearranging.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Identify the units of a force

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Q2.True or False? A force is a push or a pull that acts on an object due to the interaction with another object.

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Q3.Which of the following is an example of a non-contact force?

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Q4.A scalar is a quantity that only has what?

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Q5.Which of these quantities is not a scalar?

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Q6.A vector is a quantity that has what?

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Q7.Which of the following is an example of a vector?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.Identify the units of a force

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Q2.True or False? A force is a push or a pull that acts on an object due to the interaction with another object.

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Q3.Which of the following is an example of a non-contact force?

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Q4.A scalar is a quantity that only has what?

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Q5.Which of these quantities is not a scalar?

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Q6.A vector is a quantity that has what?

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Q7.Which of the following is an example of a vector?

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Gravity, Mass, and Weight

This quiz will assess your on the 'Gravity, Mass, and Weight' lesson, and also may include questions from the previous lesson 'Forces - An Introduction'. Make sure you attempt all questions.

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Q1.Identify the correct units for weight

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Q2.Identify the correct definition of weight

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Q3.Recall the equation that links gravitational field strength, mass and weight

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Q4.Identify the 3 vectors below

Select three (3) boxes

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Q5.Identify 2 correct statements

Select two (2) boxes

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Q6.When weight acts through a single point of an object, we call this what?

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Q7.Calculate the weight on an object that has a mass of 10 kg, assuming 9.8 N/kg

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Gravity, Mass, and Weight

This quiz will assess your on the 'Gravity, Mass, and Weight' lesson, and also may include questions from the previous lesson 'Forces - An Introduction'. Make sure you attempt all questions.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.Identify the correct units for weight

1/7

Q2.Identify the correct definition of weight

2/7

Q3.Recall the equation that links gravitational field strength, mass and weight

3/7

Q4.Identify the 3 vectors below

Select three (3) boxes

4/7

Q5.Identify 2 correct statements

Select two (2) boxes

5/7

Q6.When weight acts through a single point of an object, we call this what?

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Q7.Calculate the weight on an object that has a mass of 10 kg, assuming 9.8 N/kg

7/7

Lesson summary: Weight, mass and gravity

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