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Mass & Weight

A man weighs 165 pounds on earth but weighs 64 pounds on Mars. Does the man have less mass, less weight, or both when standing on Mars? Explain using scientific evidence. Make your reasoning clear: show how your explanation is supported by facts.

Scientific Explanation Scaffold

Make a Claim

Answer the question.

Provide One Piece of Evidence

Provide Another Piece of Evidence

Provide More Evidence

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then include them here.

Restate Claim


Summarize the Evidence

Show the reasoning
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