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How Old is That Tree?
How Old is That Tree?
Activity
How Old is That Tree?
Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture her developing math skills while you're at it!
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Pumpkin Measurements
Pumpkin Measurements
Activity
Pumpkin Measurements
This fun activity encourages your child to develop their skills in not only taking measurements, but also in working with the measurements themselves.
4th grade
Math
Activity
Autumn More or Less
Autumn More or Less
Activity
Autumn More or Less
Encourage your child to compare and contrast a wide variety of autumn-themed items by weighing various objects and recording their findings.
Kindergarten
Math
Activity
Measuring with Nonstandard Units Song
Measuring with Nonstandard Units Song
Song
Measuring with Nonstandard Units Song
Kids learn how objects can be measured using different objects.
1st grade
Math
Song
Packing Boxes Song
Packing Boxes Song
Song
Packing Boxes Song
Kids learn important measurement vocabulary in this catchy song.
Preschool
Math
Song
The Best Jumper Story
The Best Jumper Story
Story
The Best Jumper Story
Measurement practice gets an upgrade in this sweet story about two robots competing in a high-flying battle.
2nd grade
Math
Story
Muggo's Raft
Muggo's Raft
Story
Muggo's Raft
How many feet? Kids learn about non-standard units of measurement.
1st grade
Math
Story
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Get engaging at-home learning opportunities for third graders with Week 6 of this independent study packet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Week 6 of this independent study packet for kindergarten students offers at-home learning opportunities designed by curriculum specialists.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
In Week 6 of this independent study packet, first graders are provided with an array of remote learning opportunities.
1st grade
Social studies
Workbook
Make an Electrical Zapper
Make an Electrical Zapper
Activity
Make an Electrical Zapper
Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
5th grade
Science
Activity
Metric Conversion Game
Metric Conversion Game
Activity
Metric Conversion Game
Making metric conversions is a difficult concept to master. Get in some extra practice by playing this Tic-Tac-Toe game with your learner.
5th grade
Math
Activity
Design a Weather Calendar
Design a Weather Calendar
Activity
Design a Weather Calendar
This activity turns your kid into the family weatherman. Plus, it teaches him to collect data and begin to understand graphing.
Preschool
Science
Activity

Measurement Resources

Human beings have a need to measure everything in this world, even the things the eye can’t see. From atoms to rocks to cups of water to planets and everything in between, we want a number that shows the size or amount of something. With our resources, teach your child all about standard measurements, and watch their curiosity grow about how much the world around them contains.

Measurement Basics

We measure just about anything, but the most common measurements are length, area, volume, mass and time. The examples below are from the U.S. Standard of Measurement.
  • Length tells us how long something is, and generally measured in inches, feet, yards and miles.
  • Area tells us the size of the surface, and is generally measured in square inch, square foot, square yard, and acre.
  • Volume tells us the capacity of something, and is generally measured in fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts and gallons
  • Mass/weight tells us how heavy something is, and is generally measured in ounces, pounds and tons.
  • Temperature tells us how hot or cold something is, and is generally measured in Fahrenheit.
  • Time is generally measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.
U.S. Standard of Measurement vs. Metric System
The United States uses one type of measurement called the U.S. Standard of Measurement while the most of the world uses the Metric System.
Some common Metric System measurements include grams, meters, hectares and Celsius. The Metric System also adds prefixes to measurements to make something larger or smaller. For example, a terabyte is bigger than a megabyte, while a nanometer is smaller than a centimeter.

Students are taught both U.S. Standard of Measurement and the Metric System, but most importantly, they are taught how to convert from one system to another; for example, converting kilometers to miles or gallons to liters.

Measuring things around you is a fun way to get to know the world, whether you’re measuring something small or something big. There is a scale for just about everything, and our worksheets and exercises will help your child learn all about them.