# Study Guide Questions for Mass, Weight, Gravity, and Solar System

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Study Guide Questions for Mass, weight, gravity, and solar system

1. Will is using a balance to measure his autographed Patriots football. What is Will measuring?
2. If I said that something has 100 pounds, what would that be a measurement of?
3. Ever year people set New Year resolutions to lose weight. Ethan had the great idea of going to Jupiter to lose weight. Will Ethan’s plan work? Explain.
4. If an object is taken to another planet in our solar system, which of its properties would change between mass and weight?
5. Mr. Farrell checks his muscle weight every week. What tool does he use?
6. If an object has a mass of 100kg on Jupiter, how much mass would it have on the Earth which has a gravitational pull of 0.2 of Jupiter’s?
7. If an object has a weight of 100N on Earth, what would it weigh on Neptune’s surface, which has 1.14 the gravitational pull of Earth?
8. What two factors affect the amount of gravitational force between two objects?
9. Does all matter have gravity? Explain.
10. If two people walk away from each other, what happens to the amount of gravity between them?
11. Which will have more gravitational force if placed in the same size container, 100kg of feathers or 100kg of heavy metal? Explain.
12. Why do planets orbit the sun in our solar system instead of the Earth?
13. Orbits are a balance of which two forces?
14. Jupiter has 63 known moons. The sun is approximately 1000 times more massive than Jupiter. Why do the moons of Jupiter orbit Jupiter instead of the sun?
15. What would occur to the moon if its movement around the Earth suddenly decreased in speed?
16. What would occur to the Mercury if it lost half of its mass?
17. Hailey takes her My Little Pony collection to Mars. The collection has a total mass of 15kg on Earth. What will the mass of the collection be on Mars? Mars has 0.38 the gravity of Earth.
18. Will uses a triple beam balance for his autographed football. What is Will measuring?
19. If I said that something has 100 Newtons (N), what would that be a measurement of?
20. Ever year people set New Year resolutions to lose weight. Ethan had the great idea of going to the moon to lose weight. Will Ethan’s plan work? Explain using evidence from your notes.
21. Ariah always complains that her book bag is too heavy. In order to prove her point, what tool could Ariah use?
22. Mr. Farrell lost seven kilograms. Everyone says it makes him more attractive. Speaking gravitationally, is Mr. Farrell more or less attractive? Explain.
23. What two changes to the moon could occur that would cause it to crash into Earth?
24. If Saturn were to lose half of its mass, what would happen to the orbit of its rings?
25. Draw an orbit.