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Measures (Year 6)
You would use grams to measure the weight of a paper clip.

Measures (Year 6)

In KS2 Maths, Year Six students have learned a lot about measures. They know metric measures like mm, cm, m, and more. They're also exploring imperial measures like pint, gallon, and mile. Kids can convert units, like turning 2.8m into 280cm. Now, they're discovering imperial weight units like ounces, pounds, and tons, and how they link to grams and kilograms.

Tons, stones, pounds, and ounces are ways to measure weight. Tonnes, kilograms, and grams are used more today. Babies used to be weighed in pounds, but now it's grams. Can you switch from pounds and ounces to grams easily? Test your skills in a fun measures quiz!

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1.
Roughly how many pounds in 1kg?
1 pound
2 pounds
2.2 pounds
2.5 pounds
1lb (1 pound) = 454g
2.
Which unit would you use to measure the distance between the Moon and Earth?
cm
metres
mm
miles
Kilometres could also be used
3.
How many miles in 8 km?
0.5 mile
5 miles
50 miles
500 miles
To convert km to miles divide by 8 and then times by 5.
To convert miles to km divide by 5 and then times by 8
4.
How many kg in one tonne?
10kg
100kg
1,000kg
10,000kg
A non-metric ton is equal to 1,016kg - slightly heavier than a metric tonne
5.
How many ml in 1 centilitre?
1ml
10ml
100ml
1,000ml
1 litre = 100cl = 1,000ml
6.
100 centilitres is equal to?
1 litre
10 litres
100 litres
1,000 litres
We can shorten centilitre to cl
7.
What is 4.219km in metres?
42.19m
421.9m
4,219m
42,190m
To convert kilometres to metres, times by 1,000
8.
How do we write 375ml in litres?
0.375 l
3.75 l
37.5 l
375 l
To convert millilitres to litres, divide by 1,000
9.
Which unit would you use to measure the weight of a paper clip?
kg
ml
cm
grams
Some paperclips would probably weigh even less than a gram!
10.
Approximately how many grams are equal to 1 ounce?
0.3g
3g
30g
300g
1oz (1 ounce) = 28.3g
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Measures

Author:  Amanda Swift

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