Home > Grade Levels > Kindergarten >

## Measuring Weight and Length

#### Kindergarten - MD.2

Common Measures of Length and Weight - There are a lot of quantities around us that we can measure, such as time, length, weight, and volume. However, there are some units that we need to use with these quantities as without these, the numbers will not make any sense. For example, if someone asks you how about your height and you tell them its 167. How will they interpret what unit to use with 167? Yes, they can use their common sense, but the world does not work that way. When you are telling someone about the length, weight, or any other quantity, using the right units is crucial. When it comes to units, there are two unit systems that the world is using today; the U.S measurement system and the metric system. Talking about length, it is a measurement of an object which tells how long its side is. The units of measurement for length in the imperial system includes inches (in), feet (ft), yards (yd), and miles (mi). The units of measurement of length in the metric system are millimeter (mm), centimeter (cm), meter (m), and kilometer (km). Weight is the measurement of how heavy an object is. The units of measurement of weight in the imperial system are pound (lb.) and ounce (oz). The units of measurement of weight in the metric system include grams (g) and kilograms (kg). These worksheets and lessons help students learn to measure both length and weight.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons  