Question posed by 8 year-old in my homeschool group, after we discussed that weight is a measure of gravity’s pull on the object: “so if someone loses weight, does that mean less gravity is pulling them to earth?”
I’m supposing the answer is yes, but she was very impressed that we could actually consult the author of our book to find out more!
The pull of gravity is constant on all objects. If you drop two soda bottle with a different amount of water in them, they will both hit the floor at the same time, even though one has more mass than the other. If you lose “weight,” you are actually losing mass, so the measure of gravity’s pull on you decreases.