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Year 3

Measure mass in whole kilograms and grams

I can use whole kilograms and grams to measure the mass of objects.

New
New
Year 3

Measure mass in whole kilograms and grams

I can use whole kilograms and grams to measure the mass of objects.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. 1 kg is equivalent to 1000 g.
  2. The mass of heavy objects can be given in whole kilograms and grams.
  3. We can use our knowledge of 1 kg and the composition of 1000 to determine the mass of objects.

Common misconception

Composition of 1,000 is Year 4 content so children may make mistakes when giving masses in kg and g.

Use of stem sentences to help: 1,000 is composed of __ equal parts of __.

Keywords

  • Mass - Mass is a measure of how much matter something contains. It is measured by how much something weighs. Mass can be measured in kg and g.

  • Gram - A gram is a metric measure of mass. A paper clip has a mass of about 1 gram. The abbreviation is g.

  • Kilogram - Kilograms are use to measure the mass objects that are heavy. A pineapple has a mass of about 1 kilogram. The abbreviation is kg.

This lesson should be completed practically where possible to give the children hands on experience of what kilograms feel like and of reading scales where an object is not an exact number of kilograms.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these units should the mass of a pebble be measured in?
centimetres
metres
litres
Correct answer: grams
Q2.
Look at the bar model. 100 is composed of five equal parts of .
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Correct Answer: 20, twenty, Twenty
Q3.
Look at the scales. What is the mass of this box?
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120 g
Correct answer: 140 g
150 g
Q4.
Look at these scales. Which is showing the greater mass?
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A
Correct answer: B
They both show the same mass.
Q5.
Starting with the smallest mass, put the scales in order of the mass they are showing.
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1 - A
2 - C
3 - B
Q6.
Look at these scales. What is the total mass of the orange and lemon?
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260 g
270 g
Correct answer: 275 g

6 Questions

Q1.
1 kg is composed of grams.
10
100
Correct answer: 1000
Q2.
Look at the bar model. What is the missing part?
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Correct Answer: 400 g, 400, 400g
Q3.
Look at the scales. What is the mass of the bowling ball?
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4 kg 100 g
4 kg 200 g
4 kg 250 g
Correct answer: 4 kg 500 g
Q4.
Starting with the lightest, put these masses in order.
1 - 900 g
2 - 1 kg 100 g
3 - 1 kg 500 g
4 - 2 kg
Q5.
Look at the scales. What is the difference in the mass that these scales are showing?
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100 g
200 g
250 g
Correct answer: 500 g
Q6.
Aisha has some apples and pears. The apples have a mass of 3 kg and the pears have a mass of 800 g. Aisha puts the apples and pears on the same scales. What is their total mass?
Correct Answer: 3 kg 800 g, 3800 g, 3800g, 3kg 800g