4.2.2 Weighing objects on the Moon
Because the force of gravity experienced at the Moon’s surface is around one sixth of the surface of the Earth, try to work out how much the following items would weigh on the Moon.
- A Yourself
- B A bag of flour (typically 1.5 kg)
- C The largest Moon rock returned to Earth (11.7 kg)
- D The spacesuit worn on the first Apollo missions (96.2 kg)
will convert the weight of any object on Earth to its weight on the Moon – use this to check your answer.