# Measurement: Choosing the Best Type

In this worksheet, students elect the most sensible measurement or unit of measurement for the given object.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Different Measures

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Mass

Small masses are measured in grams (g).  A drawing pin has a mass of 1 g.

Large masses are measured in kilograms (kg).  A bag of sugar has a mass of 1 kg.

Length/Distance

Small lengths are measured in millimetres (mm) or centimetres (cm).

Longer lengths are measured in metres (m).

Longer distances are measured in kilometres (km).

Capacity

Small capacities are measured in millilitres (ml).

Larger capacities are measured in litres (l).

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the mass of an apple.

kg

m

g

km

Select the most likely mass of an apple.

1 kg

5 g

200 g

1 km

Select the most likely unit of measurement used to find the length of a book.

cm

m

km

kg

Select the most likely length of a book.

1 km

5 m

200 cm

20 cm

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the mass of one egg.

kg

m

g

km

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the capacity of a swimming pool.

l

m

ml

km

25 metres is the most likely length of...

a book

a postage stamp

a bath

a garden

330 ml is the most likely capacity of...

an ocean

a giant pot of paint

a bath

Select the most likely length of a worm.

1 km

50 m

2000 cm

10 cm

Select the most likely mass of one egg.

50 g

5 g

0.5 kg

5 kg

• Question 1

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the mass of an apple.

g
EDDIE SAYS
Small masses are measured in grams (g).
• Question 2

Select the most likely mass of an apple.

200 g
EDDIE SAYS
Small masses are measured in grams (g). A drawing pin has a mass of 1 g and an apple is a bit heavier than that.
• Question 3

Select the most likely unit of measurement used to find the length of a book.

cm
EDDIE SAYS
Small lengths are measured in millimetres (mm) or centimetres (cm).
• Question 4

Select the most likely length of a book.

20 cm
EDDIE SAYS
Small lengths are measured in millimetres (mm) or centimetres (cm).
• Question 5

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the mass of one egg.

g
EDDIE SAYS
Small masses are measured in grams (g). A drawing pin has a mass of 1 g.
• Question 6

Select the most likely unit of measurement which should be used to find the capacity of a swimming pool.

l
EDDIE SAYS
Larger capacities are measured in litres (l).
• Question 7

25 metres is the most likely length of...

a garden
EDDIE SAYS
Longer lengths are measured in metres (m).
• Question 8

330 ml is the most likely capacity of...

EDDIE SAYS
Small capacities are measured in millilitres (ml).
• Question 9

Select the most likely length of a worm.

10 cm
EDDIE SAYS
Small lengths are measured in millimetres (mm) or centimetres (cm).
• Question 10

Select the most likely mass of one egg.

50 g
EDDIE SAYS
Small masses are measured in grams (g). A drawing pin has a mass of 1 g.
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