# Measurement

## Topic: Measurement

### Objectives & Outcomes

• Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of measurement, including length, weight, and volume.

### Materials

• Rulers
• Balance scales
• Measuring cups
• Measuring spoons

### Warm-up

• Ask students if they know what measurement is.
• Ask them to give examples of things that are measured, such as length, weight, and volume.

### Direct Instruction

• Introduce the concept of measurement and explain that it is the process of finding out how much of something there is.
• Show students different measuring tools such as rulers, scales, and measuring cups and explain how they are used to measure different quantities.
• Demonstrate how to use each tool to measure an item or substance, and have students watch and follow along.

### Guided Practice

• Have students work in pairs and provide them with different measuring tools and items to measure.
• Have them follow the steps demonstrated to measure the items and compare their measurements to check for accuracy.

### Independent Practice

• Have students work in groups to create a measurement activity for a fictional character in their class.
• They should choose at least three different measuring tools and items to measure, and explain how their chosen measuring tools and items are representative of the character's traits.

### Closure

• Review the importance of measuring using various tools and items, and how it can help us get a more accurate estimate of an object's size.
• Ask students to share their measurement activities with the class.

### Assessment

• Observe students during independent practice and give feedback on their use of measuring tools and their accuracy in measuring various objects.
• Have students complete a worksheet with questions about measuring and measuring tools.