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Measuring Weight

  • Category: Maths
  • Lessons: 5
  • Year Group: 4
  • Key Stage: 2
Measuring Weight Example

This Year 4 'Measuring Weight' series of lessons is a great way of teaching your class everything they need to know about weight. They will explore the different units of measurement used to measure weight and their relationships to each other, how to estimate the weights of different objects and how to check these estimates, as well as solving problems about weight and finding out some fascinating facts!

With lesson plans, informative slides, differentiated worksheets and more, these Year 4 'Measuring Weight' lessons provide all the resources you need to teach this fun and practical scheme of work, lifting the planning weight completely off your shoulders!


Complete Series

Measuring Weight: The Complete Series

Measuring Weight: The Complete Series

Includes all 5 lessons from the series
Price: £10.00

The complete 'Measuring Weight' series of lessons includes the units: Checking Estimates; Recording Weights; How Heavy?; Weighty Problems; and Fascinating Facts.

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Individual Lessons

Measuring Weight: Checking Estimates

Measuring Weight: Checking Estimates

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

After recapping the relationship between grams and kilograms, the first lesson in this series encourages your class to think of accurate estimates for a variety of objects and then to check their estimates by weighing the objects accurately. There is also a fun team game which challenges your class to find objects of a target weight! This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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Measuring Weight: Recording Weights

Measuring Weight: Recording Weights

Lesson #2
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This lesson looks a little closer at the relationship between grams and kilograms and how to convert a measurement in grams to kilograms and vice versa. It also challenges them to put weights in order and think of how many different ways there are of recording a measurement in grams or kilograms. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Challenge Cards.

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Measuring Weight: How Heavy?

Measuring Weight: How Heavy?

Lesson #3
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This lesson pushes their ability to estimate weights a little further as they estimate the weight of a wider variety of objects, from people to cars and jars of jam to paperclips. They will also be challenged to order objects from lightest to heaviest before checking their estimates against the actual weights and seeing how close they were. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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Measuring Weight: Weighty Problems

Measuring Weight: Weighty Problems

Lesson #4
Price: £2.99

This lesson uses their knowledge of weight and combines it with their problem-solving skills as they undertake a variety of real life problems involving weight. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and differentiated Parcel Cards.

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Measuring Weight: Fascinating Facts

Measuring Weight: Fascinating Facts

Lesson #5
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The final lesson in this series is sure to get their minds whirring as they discover some fascinating facts about weight, focusing on world records. They will find out about some monstrous insects, weighty vegetables and much more, as well as finding objects that weigh an equal amount. There is also the option of undertaking their own research into interesting weight facts and presenting them in a poster. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and a Poster Template.

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