Experiment Ma-02


Description: Sets of calibrated weights in metric and English units are placed on the lecture table. Since weights made of the same material have the same density, their volumes are proportional to their masses. Demonstrations using brass weights show the relative masses of the pound and the kilogram. To develop an even better understanding of the relationship between English and metric units, everyday objects may be weighed. Orders of magnitude in the metric system may also be illustrated through weighing objects.

English Metric
1 pound 0.45 kilograms
1 ounce 28.35 grams
2.20 pounds 1 kilogram
0.036 ounces 1 gram


Two different weights


Scales - different ways to measure weight.



Materials: brass weights (English and metric), balance or scale, objects to weigh


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