In this unit, your child will explore weight and the customary units of measure: ounce, pound, and ton. Your child will make a balance scale, weigh a variety of objects using a balance scale or bathroom scale, and make a trip to the grocery store to weigh fruits and vegetables. Interactive activities and worksheets are also provided to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach math.
Math Year 2, Week 23: Working with Weight
|Standard U.S. Weight (Mass)||(no rating)|
This lesson discusses weight and common units of measurement.
Learn that ounces are a customary unit of measure.
Learn that pounds are a customary unit of measure and that there are 16 ounces in a pound.
Learn that the ton is a customary unit of measurement that is used to measure very large objects.
|Weight: Background Information||(no rating)|
Learn more about weight and ways to help your child explore the concept of weight.
|Make a Simple Balance Scale||(no rating)|
Your child will make his or her own simple balance scale.
|Weighing Pasta||(no rating)|
Measure the weight of different amounts and types of pasta.
|Heavier or Lighter||(no rating)|
Using an assortment of items, have your child compare weights of objects and determine which is the heaviest.
|How Many Pounds||(no rating)|
Your child will weigh himself, family members, pets and other objects on a bathroom scale.
|Grocery Store Challenge||(no rating)|
Go to the grocery store produce section and have your child explore weights of different fruits and vegetables.
|Weigh it Up||(no rating)|
In this interactive game, your child will balance the scales.
|Fruit Balance||(no rating)|
In this interactive game, your child will practice guessing what items are equal in weight. Then, She'll check this guess by using a virtual balance scale.
|Bunny Balance||(no rating)|
In this interactive game, your child can explore the concepts of balance--heavy and light.
|Compare Ounces and Pounds||(no rating)|
In this interactive, your child will be able to see how many ounces are in various pound measures.
|Estimate Weight||(no rating)|
Your child will look at the objects on this worksheet and decide whether a measurement in ounces or a measurement in pounds is more logical.
|Compare Weight||(no rating)|
Have your child decide which object is heavier on this worksheet.
|Ounces, Pounds, and Tons||(no rating)|
Watch this 1950s video clip to learn more about ounces, pounds, and tons.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: