We measure things every day. Measurement helps us learn about our world. It helps us complete tasks . And it helps us get things right. There are many different tools for measuring. Take a look.
A stopwatch measures time.
Ready? Go! How long will it take for these people to run around the track ? Using a stopwatch will give us this information.
A ruler measures length.
A tape measure is a ruler that rolls up. This construction worker is measuring a wall. To do her job, she needs to know the wall’s length.
A thermometer measures temperature.
How hot? How cold? A thermometer measures temperature in degrees.
A scale measures weight.
How many pounds of bananas is this? The scale will tell us.
Grab some markers. Use them to measure something. How long is each marker? How many did you use? How long is the thing you measured?