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11.4: Procedures

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    You will analyze your weight and mass on the planets in our solar system.

    1. Estimate or measure your weight on Earth.  Convert this weight from pounds to Newtons.  (1 Newton = 0.2248 lb).

    2. Draw a table in which to record your weight data for all 8 planets, Pluto, and our Moon.  Do not fill in data until you have read the instructions for obtaining that data.

    Table \(\PageIndex{1}\): Weight Data

    Object

    Weight in lbs

    Weight in Newtons

    Mercury

       

    Venus

       

    Earth

       

    Moon

       

    Mars

       

    Jupiter

       

    Saturn

       

    Uranus

       

    Neptune

       

    Pluto

       
    1. Utilize the following website to learn your weight on other objects in our solar system, including all 8 planets, Pluto, and our Moon.  Enter your approximate weight on Earth, and choose “calculate”.  Your weight will be shown for each object in units of pounds.  Record these weight values in your data table.  

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/

    1. Convert each weight form pounds to Newtons, and record these values in your data table.  (1 Newton = 0.2248 lb)

    2. Draw a 2nd table for your calculated mass.  Enter your weight in Newtons for Earth and Mars.  Calculate your mass on Earth and on Mars, and complete the table.

    Table \(\PageIndex{1}\): Mass Data

    Planet

    g (\(m/s^2\))

    W (Newtons)

    m (kilograms)

    Earth

    9.8

       

    Mars

    3.8

       

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