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w.c. 12.7.2021

This week, we continue our work on measure.

 

Please watch this video to learn about measuring in kilograms.

Measure Mass in kilograms

You could then practise measuring some different masses using a weighing scales at home.

In school, we are completing the investigation on the PPT, estimating and then measuring to find the order.  You might also like to try reading off the kilogram scales on the second PPT or trying the problem solving or the online postie game.

 

From Wednesday onwards, we will move on to measuring capacity (the amount of liquid that a container can hold).  Please see below for some videos to introduce the concepts.

 

Measure capacity

Millilitres

Do you have a jug at home that measures in millilitres?  Can you fill it with different amounts of water and read off the capacity?  How about measuring the capacity of different containers at home by filling them with water then pouring that into the measuring jug to find out the capacity?  Which holds the most water?  Which holds the least?

Larger containers will need to be measured in litres, rather than millilitres.  Please watch the video below to learn about this.

 

Litres

Maybe you have a bucket at home.  Can you measure its capacity in litres, using a litre jug or bottle and counting how many times you fill it?  Big drinks bottles tend to be 2 litres, do you have any containers with the same capacity?

You might like to have a look at some of the activities in the Word document or colour in the jugs with different capacities on the pdf.

Finally, we go on to measuring temperature.  It's meant to be hot by the end of the week - do you know what the temperature is today?  Do you have a thermometer that you can use to measure the temperature of different places in your house?  Which do you think will be the coolest place?  What about the warmest place?

Have a watch of the video and work through the activity.

Temperature activity

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