A Balancing Act

Today in math we talked about mass. We looked at different types of scales and units of measurement. One of the scales we looked at was a balance scale. The students had the opportunity to make their own scales with a partner using yarn, cups, and a hanger. We then used cubes that weigh 5 grams and pennies that weigh 2 grams to measure objects around the class with our homemade scales. We made a lot of interesting observations and used different strategies to find the mass of the objects we chose.

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