Topic: Measurement

Objectives & Outcomes

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


  • Rulers
  • Balance scales
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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