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Weighing Scales Templates – Fish Scales

PDF | 5 pages|Grades: 1 - 3

An assortment of weighing scales templates to give students practice at reading scales to measure mass.

Something’s Fishy About These Templates! 🐟

These delightful templates will add a little fun to the task of reading scales to measure mass. We all know how difficult it can be to find multiple sets of scales and weights to use in our classrooms. These templates can help solve that problem!

There are four different fish scales templates. They include:

  • two sets of scales with circular dials (similar to kitchen scales)
  • one set of scales with a linear window (similar to kitchen scales)
  • one set of scales that resembles bathroom scales.

Using standard metric units of measurement (grams and kilograms), a variety of graduations are included – with intervals every 250 g, every 50 g, every 200 g and every 500 g.

Scaling the Fish!

For added durability, after printing this resource, adhere the components to thick cardboard.

Prepare the circular kitchen scales by cutting out and attaching the needles to the scales with split pins. For the linear kitchen scales, cut out the slider and make 2 cuts as indicated on the scales, then thread the slider into position. For the bathroom scales, cut out the large circular dial and, on the scales themselves, remove the section as indicated. Poke a split pin through the scales and the dial so that the graduations can be seen through the window.

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