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# MASS Mass is a property of Matter. Mass is a measurement of the amount of matter in something.

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MASS Mass is a property of Matter

Mass is a measurement of the amount of matter in something.

Units of Measure for Mass  The units used to measure mass are kilogram (kg), gram (g), and milligram (mg),

Weight  A measurement of the pull of gravity on an object.

A Triple Beam Balance or electronic balance is used to measure mass.

Directions for a Triple Beam Balance  Make sure that the surface is level.  Put the riders at zero  Use the adjustment knob to make certain the pointer is at the zero line. Read the balance at EYE LEVEL  Place the object on the center of the pan  Start with the hundreds rider, moving it one notch at a time until the pointer drops below the zero line. Move the rider back one notch.  Move the tens rider one notch at a time until the pointer drops below the zero line. Move the rider back one notch.  Move the ones rider until the pointer is at zero line.

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