Newton Scales


Bathroom Scale reads Newtons!
Bathroom Scale reads Newtons!

A bathroom scale is calibrated in Newtons for proper weight measurements.



Principles Illustrated

Weight is measured in Newtons rather than Kg.

NCEA & Science Curriculum

JNR SCI, SCI 1.1, PHYS 2.4



Close up of scale.
Close up of scale.

Can measure up to about 125 Kg — oops, meant 1250 N.


Individual teachers are responsible for safety in their own classes. Even familiar demonstrations should be practised and safety-checked by individual teachers before they are used in a classroom.

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This teaching resource was developed with support from

The MacDiarmid Institute
Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington


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