What is weight? Weight is the amount of matter present in a body. It is denoted by W. Do you know your weight? Have you asked your father’s weight? Ask him how to measure it.

Heavy body

A body which has more weight is called heavy. All things which are large in size and are hard are mostly heavy.

Examples: Elephant, bus, train, ship, scooter, car, etc.

Light body

A body which has less weight is called light. All things which are light in weight and easy to handle and pick our light bodies.

Example- Paper, feather, pencil, leaf, etc.

Let’s understand the concept of a heavy and light body by pictures.

Measurement of Weight

Weight is the measurement of the heaviness of the body. Have you measured your weight? Do you want to know how weight is measured? Weight is measured by weighing machine and is represented in gram and kilogram. By measuring weight you can tell which body is heavy and which is light. Let us understand about the measurement of weight with figures in fun.

Solved examples to identify either body is heavy or light.

Practice Questions on light and heavy body

Recap

• Weight is the amount of matter present in a body.
• Bodies which have more weight are called heavy bodies.
• Bodies which have less weight are called light bodies.