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Gravity
gravity, mass, weight
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Science
03/01/2017

Term
 Which tool measures weight?
Definition
 scale
Term
 What is the measure of gravitational force?
Definition
 weight
Term
 ___________ changes wherever you go in the universe.
Definition
 Weight
Term
 As the distance between 2 objects increases, it creates _____________ gravity.
Definition
 less
Term
 When you travel to another planet, your ________ changes.
Definition
 weight
Term
 As the distance between 2 objects decreases it creates ______________ gravity.
Definition
 more
Term
 Which one has more gravity?   Why?   [image] (assume they have the same density)
Definition
 Green sphere because it has more mass (bigger)
Term
 __________________ stays the same wherever you go in the universe.
Definition
 Mass
Term
 What SI unit is used for weight?
Definition
 Newtons
Term
 Why does the Moon (versus the sun) have a greater effect on ocean tides?
Definition
 moon is closer to Earth
Term
 Why does the moon orbit the Earth and only around the Sun?
Definition
 moon is closer to the Earth
Term
 What 2 things determine the force of gravity?
Definition
 mass and distance
Term
 What unit is used for mass?
Definition
 kg or g kilograms or grams
Term
 Which tool measures mass?
Definition
 balance
Term
 What is measured in Newtons and the tool is a scale?
Definition
 weight
Term
 When you travel to another planet, your ___________ stays the same.
Definition
 mass
Term
 What keeps the moon in its orbit?
Definition
 Earth's gravity
Term
 Which one has more gravity?  Why?   2 softballs 10 meters apart or 2 softballs 20 meters apart
Definition
 2 softballs 10 meters apart because they are closer
Term
 A boy has 54kg mass on Earth and weighs 120 lbs.   The moon is 1/6 the mass of Earth.      What would the boy weigh on the moon?
Definition
 The boy would weigh 20 lbs.     120 divided by 6= 20
Term
 A boy has 54kg mass on Earth and weighs 120 lbs.   The moon is 1/6 the mass of Earth.      What would the boy's mass be on the moon?
Definition
 The boy's mass would be 54 kg.    The mass would be the same because mass is constant when you travel through the universe.
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