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We use scales to measure how much different things weigh - even ourselves!

# Year 1 Measurements - Mass and Weight

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with measuring and recording mass and weight.

Before they learn how to record the weight or mass of an item, children in Year 1 are encouraged to talk about 'heavier' and 'lighter' when comparing objects. Eventually, Year 1 children will begin to use standard units of measurement (kilograms and grams) to measure and record the weight of objects. They should also begin to be able to estimate the weight (or mass) of an item.

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Question 1
Which is the heaviest weight?
1kg
2kg
4kg
5kg
The 5 kg is heavier than the others, and is larger too
Question 2
Do these pears weigh more than a kilogram?
Yes, they weigh 400kg
No, 400g is less than half a kilogram
Yes, they weigh 4kg
Yes, they weigh 40kg
They actually weigh less than half a kilogram!
Question 3
How much are peppers?
£26.00 per kilogram
£260 per kilogram
26p per kilogram
£2.60 per kilogram
Fruit and vegetables sold by weight are priced per kilogram
Question 4
How much is shown on the scale?
2kg
200g
200kg
20g
200g is less than half a kilogram, which is 500g
Question 5
What could be on this scale?
A marble
A feather
An elephant
6 apples
6 apples could weigh just over 1 kg, the others would not
Question 6
What could be on this scale?
A large bar of chocolate
A cat
A car
A baby
A large bar of chocolate would weigh just under half a kilogram, the others would be more - especially a car!
Question 7
What weights do you see?
5kg, 4kg, 3kg
5kg, 2kg, 1kg
5kg, 12kg, 1kg
50kg, 20kg, 10kg
The largest weight is 5kg, the middle weight is 2kg and the smallest weight is 1kg
Question 8
How much sugar might the girl use for a cake?
500g
500kg
5kg
5g
500g is also half a kilogram
Question 9
Which of the following would weigh about 1 kilogram?
4 bananas
1 strawberry
4 grapes
1 apple
4 bananas would be closer to 1 kg than all the others
Question 10
How many kilograms does this scale weigh up to?
10kg
5kg
1kg
50kg
The maximum weight on the scale is 5kg
Author:  Angela Smith