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Measurement: Choosing the Best Type

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

'Measurement: Choosing the Best Type' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Different Measures

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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).

 

Apple

 

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

 
kg

m

g

km

Apple

 

Select the most likely mass of an apple.

 
1 kg

5 g

200 g

1 km

Book

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

 
cm

m

km

kg

Book

Select the most likely length of a book.

 
1 km

5 m

200 cm

20 cm

Egg carton

 

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 can of lemonade

a bath

Worm

Select the most likely length of a worm.

 
1 km

50 m

2000 cm

10 cm

Egg carton

 

Select the most likely mass of one egg.

50 g

5 g

0.5 kg

5 kg

  • Question 1

Apple

 

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

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

Apple

 

Select the most likely mass of an apple.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
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

Book

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

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

Book

Select the most likely length of a book.

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

Egg carton

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

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

25 metres is the most likely length of...

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

330 ml is the most likely capacity of...

CORRECT ANSWER
a can of lemonade
EDDIE SAYS
Small capacities are measured in millilitres (ml).
  • Question 9

Worm

Select the most likely length of a worm.

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

Egg carton

 

Select the most likely mass of one egg.

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