What is Weight in Science? - Lesson for Kids


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What does weight actually measure?

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1. Which of the following are examples of matter?

2. Why would some people weigh themselves in the morning before they have gotten dressed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Weight is more than a number that shows up on a scale. You will be tested on the true meaning of weight, examples of matter and how gravity works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz covers:

  • Why a scale shows a lower number when a person has lost weight
  • How a person's weight would be different on Jupiter than on Earth
  • Examples of matter

Skills Practiced

  • Explaining information - make sure that you can read information about why some people weigh themselves in the morning and explain it correctly
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about examples of matter
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure that you can correctly explain main terms, like weight

Additional Learning

To discover more about this topic, read the lesson named What is Weight in Science? - Lesson for Kids. You will learn about:

  • The meaning of the term 'gravity'
  • Testing the weight of a balloon
  • Your weight on the moon