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What would you need to know in order to measure the mass of this pack of gum?. In this lesson you will learn how mass is measured by learning about the appropriate units and tools. . You know many systems of measurement. Confusing mass with size. ~1 gram. ~1 gram.

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What would you need to know in order to measure the mass of this pack of gum?

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What would you need to know in order to measure the mass of this pack of gum?

In this lesson you will learn how mass is measured by learning about the appropriate units and tools.

You know many systems of measurement

Confusing mass with size

~1 gram

~1 gram

Mass is the amount of matter in something

We measure mass in grams and kilograms

~ 1 gram

~ 1 kilogram

1,000 grams = 1 kilogram

=

We can use different types of scales to measure mass

kitchen scale

spring scale

bathroom scale

balance scale

We use different scales to measure kilograms and grams

kitchen scale

bathroom scale

balance scale

When we use a balance scale, we keep adding weights until the scale balances

mass = 4 grams

What would you need to know in order to measure the mass of this pack of gum?

=

? grams

In this lesson you have learned how mass is measured by learning about the appropriate units and tools.

What would you need to know to measure the mass of a suitcase?

~ 1 gram

~ 1 kilogram

bathroom scale

• Read a nutrition label on a bag of chips. How many grams of sugar are in a bag of chips? How many grams of fat are in a bag of chips?

• Which measurement tool would you use to find out the mass of a pillow?

meter stick

balance scale

liter bottle

bathroom scale

What measurement tool can you use to find out the mass of a brick?

• platform scale

• ruler

• balance scale

• thermometer

Which of the following are units of measurement of mass?

inches

milliliters

kilograms

minutes

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