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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:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Mass

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

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

 

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 can of lemonade

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.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
g
  • Question 2

 

Select the most likely mass of an apple.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
200 g
  • Question 3

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

 
CORRECT ANSWER
cm
  • Question 4

Select the most likely length of a book.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
20 cm
  • Question 5

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
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
  • Question 7

25 metres is the most likely length of.......

CORRECT ANSWER
a garden
  • Question 8

330 ml is the most likely capacity of.......

CORRECT ANSWER
a can of lemonade
  • Question 9

Select the most likely length of a worm.

 
CORRECT ANSWER
10 cm
  • Question 10

 

Select the most likely mass of one egg.

CORRECT ANSWER
50 g
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