Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the differences between mass and weight for kids in science, physics, and chemistry with examples. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Mass and Weight
|1||It is a property of matter and it remains same everywhere. It is denoted using m or M.||It depends on the effect of gravity. It varies according to location. It is equal to mass multiplied by the acceleration of gravity.
W = m * g
|2||According to location, the mass of an object or body remains constant.||Weight increases or decreases according to the gravity acting on it.|
|3||It can never be zero.||It can be zero if no gravity acts upon an object. For Example, in space.|
|4||Scalar quantity; it has magnitude.||Vector quantity, it has both magnitude and direction, it is directed toward the center of the Earth or other gravity well.|
|5||Units are grams and kilograms.||The unit is Newtons, a unit of force.|
|6||May be measured using an ordinary balance.||It is measured using a spring balance.|