Measuring Weight and Length
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
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
- Measuring Weight and Length Step-by-step Lesson- The 18-wheelers worked great here. Sorry that they may use up a bit of your ink, but they are worth it.
- Weight and Length Measurement Guided Lesson - This is a real potpourri of objects and animals.
- Weight and Length Measurement Guided Lesson Explanation- I tried comparing the objects to lines and points, something kids could relate to.
- Trick-or-Treat: Who has more the most Halloween candy? - This one is perfect for Halloween or any candy related holiday for that matter.
- Guess the Weight, Height, or Length Worksheet - This is a good one because students will see a whacked out measure for height or weight that they can discredit.
- Explaining More or Less Worksheet - We explain visually and word for word what "more" and "less" means.
- Which Holds More or Less Worksheet
- Make sure to explain to students that the drawings are not to
scale, so that they can use their deeper thinking skills.
- Longest, Shortest, Tallest Worksheet - Unlike above, these are to scale. Compare blocks and then cherry trees.
- Weight: Heavy or Light Worksheet - Again, these are not to scale. You can also touch on the idea of density with this one.
- Estimate Weight or Volume 5 Pack - Circle the object that has the measurement described. A ten page file.
- Measure Quantities of Candy Worksheet- I tightly packed these close together to make it more challenging.
- Heavier or Lighter Worksheet - Size does have something to do with this one. If you are working on mass, skip this one.
- Which Holds More or Less Worksheet- This can be a good lead in activity for a volume lesson.
- Measuring Quantity Guided Lesson - This is great skill to work on with kids. This is the start of greater than / less than.
- Explaining More or Less Guided Lesson- This is a real heart felt lesson, pun intended.
- More or Less Stars Worksheet- I arranged it to have an extra row to help it sink in more.
- Measuring Length of Planes Step by Step Lesson- Why not compare the length of two 747s?
- Determine Who Is Shorter Lesson- I angled this one to make them actual take a minute to qualify this one.
- Who is Heavy? Lesson- I know it is a bit of stretch with the frog versus hippo scenario.