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Lesson 6 - Measuring Mass

To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about Measuring Mass, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Estimate, measure and compare the mass of objects, and relate units.

Builds Upon

Student Book page 305

Instructions for Use

Measuring Scales is an interactive activity that lets your child estimate and measure the mass of objects by adding or subtracting weights from a scale.

To use Measuring Scales, set the red marker to a target weight on the scale. Show a digital display by clicking on the black dot at the button of the scale. To change the value of the scale, click the maximum buttons up or down. To change the markers shown on the scale, click the interval buttons up or down. To add weight to the scale pan, click the '+' button beside each weight. To subtract weight to the scale pan, click the '-' button beside each weight. Click the 'Reset' button to start again.