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What does it mean to measure? Welcome to the world of measurement! In this lesson, you will begin to explore the questions "What can be measured?" and "What does it mean to measure something?" You will identify measurable properties of objects such as length, capacity, and weight, and discuss which customary units are appropriate for measuring these properties. Click on the Instructions link below to learn how to use this web quest. InstructionsTable of Contents

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Instructions This web quest will guide you through an introduction to measurement using the customary measurement system. The links at the bottom of the screen will help you navigate through this web quest. At any time during this web quest you can do the following: Click on the Welcome Page button to go back to the beginning. Click on the Instructions button to come back to this page. Click on the Table of Contents button after each lesson to go to the topics to be explored. Click on the Table of Contents button now to proceed Welcome PageTable of ContentsInstructions

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Table of Contents Length Weight & Capacity Selecting the Right Measure Converting Measures Review Welcome PageInstructionsTable of Contents

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Length is a measure how long something is from end to end. This may also include distance, which is defined as the space between points or objects. When you measure the distance around an object, you are finding its perimeter. We use units to measure both length and distance. There are two systems of measurement: the Metric System and U.S. Customary Units. When To Use Which Unit To measure very short lengths, such as the length of your big toe or a strand of hair, we usually use inches. When we want to measure somewhat longer lengths or distances, we usually use feet, or yards. Some examples would be the height of a fence or the length of a basketball court. For measuring longer distances, we use miles, such as the distance from your house to your school or the height of a volcano. Click on the following link to practice measuring with a ruler. When you are finished, close the internet to come back to this page. Click the Start New Game button on the game page to begin. Length Welcome PageInstructionsTable of Contents Click here to go to the next lesson.

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Weight & Capacity Weight is the amount of matter in an object. A scale is a device used to measure weight. When you measure the weight of a very small object, such as a leaf, the best unit to use is a fraction of an ounce. The weight of a larger object, such as an orange, is measured using ounces. Large objects, such as a person, can be measured using pounds. When measuring even bigger objects, like a hippopotamus, the best units to use are tons. Next

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Weight & Capacity Capacity answers the question, "How much does it hold.“ Within the customary system, the common units for measuring capacity are fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. A regular cup of coffee is about one cup. A large milk container is about a gallon. Click on the following link to learn more about Weight and Capacity. When you are finished, close the internet to come back to this page. acity/index.html Click on this link to play Pour to Score on the PBS Cyberchase website. Welcome PageInstructionsTable of Contents Click here to go to the next lesson.

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Selecting the Right Measure It’s important to choose the right unit when measuring. While you could measure the distance from your house to school in inches, it would be easier to measure the distance in miles. It’s also important to know which tool to use when you are measuring objects. For example, it would be pretty hard to measure how much pop your glass can hold with a ruler. Click on the following link to practice selecting and using the correct tool for measuring different objects. When you are finished, close the internet to return to this page. default.htm Welcome PageInstructionsTable of Contents Click here to go to the next lesson.

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Converting Measures In problems which involve measurements such as length, weight, and capacity, it is often necessary to convert from one measurement unit to another. To go from a larger unit to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To go from a smaller unit to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Follow the three basic steps 1.Look to see whether you are going from larger to smaller units (multiply), or smaller to larger units (divide). 2.Figure out how many of the smaller units are in one of the larger units. 3.Calculate the conversion. Next

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Converting Measures Did you know that 1 million inches is over 15.7 miles? Click on the link below to learn how to convert from inches to feet to yards to miles…..and more! When you are finished, close the internet to return to this page. ertunitmeasless.cfm Next

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Converting Measures Welcome PageInstructionsTable of Contents Click here to go to the next lesson. Equivalent measures from cups to gallons is shown here. There are 4 quarts in each gallon. There are 2 pints in each quart. There are 2 cups in each pint. That means that there are 16 cups in each gallon!

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Review 1 pound=16 ounces 1 ton=2,000 pounds 1 foot (ft. or ')=12 inches (in. or ") 1 yard (yd.)=36 inches (in.) 1 yard (yd.)=3 feet (ft.) 1 mile (mi.)=5,280 feet (ft.) 1 mile (mi.)=1,760 yards (yd.) Measures of Length Measures of Weight 1 pint=2 cups 1 quart=4 cups 1 quart=2 pints 1 gallon=16 cups 1 gallon=8 pints 1 gallon=4 quarts Measures of Capacity Thank you for using this web quest! Click here to end. Converting To go from larger to smaller, multiply. To go from smaller to larger, divide.

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