Name:____________________________________________

What is the Relationship between Mass and Weight?

Materials:     Various masses or objects.   Spring scale

1.  Find out the weight of each of the masses using a spring scale.

  Mass (grams) Weight (Newtons)
Test 1    
Test 2    
Test 3    
Test 4    
Test 5    
Test 6    
Test 7    
Test 8    

2. Graph the mass vs the weight (in newtons)

graph

Calculations:

3.  Calculate the slope of the line of your graph

 

4.  Use your graph to determine the weight (newtons) of each of the following masses.

5g  ____________               25g _____________           45g _____________

5.  Develop a formula that you could use to convert mass to weight. Alternately, explain how you would convert an object's mass to its weight.