Think about a feather and an elephant. Which one of those items do you think would be heavier?
This video introduces the units of grams and kilograms and discusses the types of objects that would be measured by these units.
Which unit is best to measure the mass of this cup of flour?
This video looks at measuring the mass of objects using a scale. Key considerations are how to identify the scale used and how it is similar to a number line.
The scale below shows an object balanced evenly with a particular set of weights.
The following weights were on the scale:
What is the total mass of the object?
We may not always need to know the exact mass of an object, especially if we can compare our object to other objects. This video looks at objects using grams (g) and kilograms (kg).
Choose the best estimate for the mass of baby.
Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures