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## Website Detail Page

This web page from the Exploratorium museum helps students understand the difference between mass and weight. Enter an "Earth weight", and the site automatically calculates your weight on the moon, other planets, and three stars. It also includes background information on the relationship between gravity, mass, and distance.
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Classical Mechanics
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General Physics
- Properties of Matter
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gravity, mass, weight, weight and gravity, weight and mass, weightlessness
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### AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

#### 4. The Physical Setting

4G. Forces of Nature
• 9-12: 4G/H1. Gravitational force is an attraction between masses. The strength of the force is proportional to the masses and weakens rapidly with increasing distance between them.
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AIP Format
(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html>.
APA Format
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. (2008, May 8). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. San Francisco: Exploratorium, May 8, 2008. http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html (accessed 20 July 2017).
MLA Format
Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1997. 8 May 2008. 20 July 2017 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Exploratorium: Your Weight on Other Worlds}, Publisher = {Exploratorium}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {20 July 2017}, Month = {May 8, 2008}, Year = {1997} }
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