What is Mass? - Lesson for Kids


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Which term is defined as the amount of matter or substance that makes up an object?

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1. Why do scientists use mass instead of weight?

2. Why does the mass of an object not change with changes in gravity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mass is more than what an object weighs here on Earth. Our expert instructors have assembled the questions of this assessment to test your understanding of what mass is and how scientists use it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this quiz to test your understanding of:

  • Measures of the amount of matter in an object
  • Why mass is used instead of weight
  • How weight changes with gravity but not mass
  • Measurements of mass

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will practice with this quiz include:

  • Making connections - think about how gravity works to understand the difference between mass and weight
  • Information recall - remember what you learned in the lesson about mass
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how and why scientists use mass

Additional Learning

To learn more about mass complete the lesson that comes with this assessment: What is Mass? Lesson for Kids. In this lesson, you will learn more about:

  • Why using mass in important
  • Where the word mass came from
  • Examples of how mass is used