Mass and Weight

Mass and Weight

by Barbara Somervill


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Readers may know what they weigh, but do they know and understand what their mass is? They will after they read this book, which explores the difference between weight and mass and teaches students how to determine these two measurements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432937713
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Capstone Measure It Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Barbara A. Somervill has been writing for more than 30 years. She has written newspaper and magazine articles, video scripts, and books for children. She enjoys writing about history, science, and investigating people's lives for biographies. Ms. Somervill lives with her husband in South Carolina.

Table of Contents

What Is Mass? 4

What Units Are Used When Measuring Mass? 9

What Are Scales and Balances? 10

What Is Weight? 16

What Units Are Used When Measuring Weight? 20

Why Do Things Float? 24

What Is Weightlessness? 26

Answers to You Do the Math 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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