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Lead weights used for fishing

How heavy is lead?

See for yourself how heavy lead weights are. Go to a sports store and get some small lead fishing weights (make sure they are lead ones).

Compare lead to other metals

Now get some other kind of metal: pennies are made of mostly zinc and some copper, or you could use forks or spoons, which are usually made of steel (iron). Hold some lead in one hand and about the same amount of another metal in the other hand. Which is heavier?

What about rocks or water?

Can you find anything that is heavier than lead to hold? How about chicken eggs, or rocks, or a glass of water? How about gold jewelry?

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