An unabridged dictionary, a medium cantaloupe and a bottle of wine all weigh approximately 1 kilogram. Other 1-kilogram objects include a liter of water, a pineapple and a small laptop. More » Science Measurements

A paperclip, a sugar packet, the cap of a pen and a raisin are all examples of things that weigh just 1 gram. A gram is a unit of measurement in the metric system used to measure mass. More » Science Measurements

A body with a mass of 1 kilogram weighs 9.8 newtons on Earth's surface. The weight of any body on Earth's surface is determined by multiplying its mass by the Earth's gravitational force, which is 9.8 meters per second s... More » Science Physics
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An example of an object that weighs 1 kilogram is a large book, such as a dictionary. A kilogram is a metric unit used to measure the amount of mass in an object. One kilogram is roughly equal to 2.2 pounds. Additional e... More » Science Measurements

The number of milligrams per kilogram is exactly the same as the number of parts per million. In other words, 1 mg/kg = 1 ppm. More » Science Measurements

One gram is one-thousandth of a kilogram. A kilogram is defined as the mass of a particular cylinder made out of iridium and platinum. This cylinder is kept in Sevres, France. More » Science Measurements

A gram, a commonly used unit of mass in the metric system, is one-thousandth of a kilogram. The abbreviation for gram is "g," and "kg" represents a kilogram. More » Science Measurements