Gravity, Weight, and Mass:. What does this have to do with you?. Gravity. A force that pulls us and everything else toward Earth Every object in the universe has gravity Why? So we do not float into space. Mass. The amount of “stuff” (matter) in an object Mass does not change. Weight.
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Gravity, Weight, and Mass:
What does this have to do with you?
I would not be fatter, but I would weigh more because Jupiter has more mass than Earth and more gravity is needed.
I would not be skinnier. Less gravity would be needed because the moon has less mass than Earth.
Moon: 1/6 Earth’s Gravity
On Earth, I weighed 115 pounds. My weight on the moon was about 20 pounds. Is this 1/6 of my weight on Earth? How do you know?
Now you will use your weight (pretend) to determine your weight on the moon and other planets.