Heavy or Light? - Problems of Mass and Weight
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Heavy or Light? - Problems of Mass and Weight

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In their first year of elementary school children will be faced with practical problems comparing weight or mass. It is important in the first instance to be able to use the words heavy and light. This ability can then be extended to recognizing heavier and lighter weights within a set and being able to order them correctly in order of weight or mass.

This quiz presents problems of mass and weight in a practical setting.

Can you recognize heavy and light?

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Why does it take two men to lift the box?
It's very light
It's very heavy
It's made of cardboard
It's the law
A big, heavy box needs two people to lift it
Why don't the balls hurt?
The boy is very strong
There are hundreds of them
They are very heavy
They are very light
The balls are filled with air and are very light
What could be in the box?
Heavy books
A balloon
A pillow
The box looks very heavy!
Who is the lightest in this picture?
the girl
the boy
the woman
the dog
The small dog is much lighter than the others
What is the lightest thing in this picture?
the girl
the bubbles
the boy
the trees
The bubbles are floating because they are so light!
What is the heaviest thing in this picture?
the book
the pencils
the sharpener
they all weigh the same
The book is heavier than the pencils and the sharpener
Could the baby lift the man?
Yes, she looks strong
No, he would be too heavy
Yes, it would be easy
Yes, babies can lift adults
The man would be too heavy for the baby to lift
Could you lift this with one hand?
Yes because it's very light
No, it would be too heavy
No, it's too round
No, it's made of plastic
The ring is filled with air which makes it very light
What is the heaviest thing in this picture?
the yellow parcel
the elephant
the elephant's hat
they all weigh the same
Elephants are very heavy animals
What is the lightest thing in this picture?
the man
the lady
the butterfly
the flowers
Butterflies are very light creatures
Author:  Angela Smith

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