Let's compare mass and capacity: Using Balance Scales

Year 1


SKU: M1IL80725

Building on your children's emerging understanding of mass and how to measure it, this lesson's included slides explain in simple terms how solids of different dimensions can have similar, or the same, mass. So children can readily understand this concept, the slides show how a cup of one type of dry pasta shapes may not necessarily have the same mass as a cup of a different pasta shape.

After that, challenge your class with one of the two included activities where they may either compare 'pourable' solids such as pasta shapes or rice, or where they may experiment with making scales balance perfectly by making the mass on either side equal.
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