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

A cubic foot of soil weighs between 74 and 110 pounds, depending on the type of soil and how moist it is. Dry, loose dirt weighs about 76 pounds per cubic foot, while moist, loose dirt weighs 78 pounds per cubic foot. A ... More » Science Measurements

A gallon of gasoline, also known as petrol, weighs approximately 6 pounds. Depending on the composition of the gasoline, its specific gravity can vary between 0.71 and 0.77, and thus its weight can slightly vary as well. More » Science Measurements

Ron Joseph of the Paint and Coatings Resource Center estimates that a gallon of paint weighs roughly 10 pounds. To determine approximately how much 5 gallons of paint weighs, multiply 10 pounds by 5 to get 50 pounds of p... More » Science Measurements