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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Measurement: Weight: Balance Scales Recording Sheets (FREEBIE)

We just started our measurement unit last week. I have created these measurement recording sheets to go along with our weight activities next week. These sheets are differentiated to meet the variety of student needs in your classroom.

On the first page, there is a question about real life objects with each balance scale. Students are to decide the answer by drawing the pictures on each side of the scale to show which would be heavier or lighter. Then students circle the item that is heavier.

On the second page, students should be given premade bags of items such as a paper clip, crayon, marker, glue stick, eraser, cotton ball, pencil, and rock. Any items can be used. Students are to choose two items from their bag to test on the balance scale. After testing the two items, they are to record their answers by drawing a picture on each side of the balance scale to show which was heavier or lighter.

On the third page, students are given their premade bag of items. After testing the two items they choose and recording the answers by drawing the pictures, then students complete the sentence by writing the name of each item in the correct blank to record their findings.

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  1. Dr. Clements: I saw your measurement / virtual scale freebie on Pinterest. Would you email me at when you have a chance?

  2. It's important for kids to learn how balances and scales work. It can help them develop intellectual skills. It may also be useful later in life if they use them at work like so many people.
    Ron Johnson |

  3. I think it's great to start them young, and show them how to measure weights and scales. It's a good talent to have, because you never know when you are going to need. I imagine it could come in pretty handy.

    1. Yes, it's a standard beginning in kindergarten. Thanks for your comment.

  4. These are really nice! My dad has been looking for some educational activity sheets for my baby sister. I know they've been going over measuring scales and what-not. I'll be sure to send this his way!

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