Yum!  I love apple pie!

Let's bake a pie.

We need a cup of sugar in the pie. 
Which tool will we use to measure a cup of sugar?

Hold your mouse over each tool to learn what that tool measures.

A balance is used to measure mass. It shows how heavy something is.

 A measuring cup is used to measure capacity.  We can use this measuring cup to measure a cup of sugar. A tape measure is used to measure distance or length. A thermometer is used to measure temperature. Next Page




 


Our pie is an apple pie.  We will need three pounds of apples in our pie.  

Hold the mouse over each tool to find the tool that is used to measure 3 pounds of apples.


I wonder if this is three pounds of apples.

A tape measure is used to measure distance or length. A scale is used to measure weight.  We can measure 3 pounds of apples using a scale. A thermometer is used to measure temperature. A digital clock is used to measure time.

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Different tools are
used for measuring
different things.
Hold the mouse over each tool.
A pint is used to measure capacity.A scale is used to measure weight.

 

 

A balance is used to measure mass.
A compass is used to measure circles.

 

A stopwatch is used to measure time.
An inch ruler is used to measure length.
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These tools are used to measure capacity. A measuring cup is used to measure small amounts of liquids or solids.  A cup measures capacity. A pint is used to measure capacity.  2 cups = 1 pint Liters are used to measure liquids in the metric system of measurement.
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Larger amounts of liquid or solid are measured using a quart.  2 pints = 1 quart Use a half gallon to measure the capacity of larger amounts of liquids or solids.  2 quarts = a half gallon A gallon is used to measure large capacities of liquids or solids.  2 half gallons = 1 gallon

 







 

These tools are used to measure weight or mass.

 


A scale measures weight.  There are many types of scales.
A balance is used to measure mass.
A scale measures weight.  There are many types of scales.

 

A balance measures mass.

 

 

A scale measures weight.  There are many types of scales.

 

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These tools are used to measure time.
A clock is used to measure seconds, minutes, and hours. A calendar is used to measure days, weeks, and months.
A timer is used to measure minutes. A sun dial measures minutes and hours.  It only works on sunny days. A stopwatch is used to measure time.
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These tools are used to measure lengths. A tape measure is used to measure distance or length.
A centimeter ruler measures length using the metric system.
This metric ruler shows centimeters.  A meter stick shows 100 centimeters.

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A standard ruler uses inches, feet, and yards to measure length. This standard ruler shows inches.  12 inches is a foot. 
36 inches is a yard.

 








 

I'm going to Disney World in three weeks.   Which tool will I use to measure three weeks? 

Click on your answer.

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My new baby brother weighs eight pounds.  What tool should I use to measure my brother's weight?

Click on your answer. 

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What do we measure using these tools?
Click on your answer.

weight

length

time

 

 

 

circles

weight

capacity

 

 

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What do we measure using these tools?
Click on your answer.


circles

weight

capacity

 


weight

length

time

 

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Type the answer to each question in the box.

Which tool would be used to measure the length of a birthday present?

Happy birthday to you! Which tool would be used to measure the top of this round cake is?

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Type the answer to each question in the box.

Which tool would be used to measure how fast the race car is moving?

Yea!  I won 1st place! Which tool would be used to measure how heavy the 1st place trophy is?

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Now that we know about measuring tools, lets bake our pie.

We need a cup of sugar in the pie. 

Yum!  I love apple pie!

Select the tool we should use to measure a cup of sugar.  

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Our pie is an apple pie.  We need three pounds of apples in our pie.

  Select a tool to measure three pounds of apples.


We must peel the apples before we put them in the pie.

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Our pie needs to bake for 45 minutes. 

Select a tool to measure 45 minutes.


It says here to bake my pie for 45 minutes.

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You know a lot about which tools to use when measuring. 

I think our pie is finished baking.  Let's eat!

I love apple pie!             Previous Page