By Shana L. Bender Next. What does it mean to measure? Welcome to the world of measurement! In this lesson, you will begin to explore the questions "What.

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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

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

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

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. http://www.studyzone.org/mtestprep/math8/g/conv ertunitmeasless.cfm Next

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!

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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