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# Informal Mass Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

• Updated:  02 Sep 2024

Practice using balance scales to determine the weight of objects using informal units with these fun scavenger hunt worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.1

Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.A.2

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/sho...

teaching resource

# Informal Mass Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

• Updated:  02 Sep 2024

Practice using balance scales to determine the weight of objects using informal units with these fun scavenger hunt worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

Practice using balance scales to determine the weight of objects using informal units with these fun scavenger hunt worksheets.

## Learn How to Use Informal Units to Weight Objects Using Balance Scales

This set of worksheets has been created by a teacher to allow students the opportunity to practice their knowledge using informal units of measurement to determine the mass of classroom objects using balance scales. Each template includes various classroom objects such as dice, counters, glue sticks, markers, books etc. that students use as informal units.

## Learning Informal Units of Measurement (Mass)

Informal units of measurement are non-standardized units used to measure the mass of objects in a way that is easy to understand. Unlike formal units of measuring mass such as grams, informal units can use everyday objects such as paper clips and blocks. This hands-on approach can foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to make comparisons.

Great objects to use when using informal units of measurement for mass in the classroom:

• Marbles
• Coins
• Blocks
• Stones
• Buttons

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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