What weighs more than a car? What weighs less than an apple? Weight describes how heavy something is. In this movie, you’ll learn about different units of weight, like the ounce, pound, and ton. You’ll explore weighing objects with a scale. You'll learn how to write measurements using the abbreviations oz and lbs. How many ounces are in a pound? What weighs 2 tons? Find out by watching the movie.
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about ounces, pounds, and tons. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Ounces, Pounds, and Tons. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about the customary units of weight that we call ounces, pounds, and tons. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Ounces, Pounds, and Tons topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.
Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.