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Why Do We Measure (2011)

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This video illustrates the many everyday ways we measure things, and the importance of measurement in science. Concepts and terminology: length, liquid, mass, scale, temperature, and time.

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Primary
Length: 
0:12
Why Do We Measure

Weighing Things (2011)

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This program explores the interesting and fun process of weighing common objects. Concepts and terminology: matter, mass, weight, scale, and metric system.

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Primary
Length: 
0:12
Weighing Things

How to Measure Length (2011)

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Students will learn how to measure length and distance using common tools in this engaging, colorful program. Concepts and terminology: metric ruler, meter, centimeter, and kilometer.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
How to Measure Length

How to Measure Volume (2011)

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This useful video program helps students understand the concept of volume and the exciting ways that it can be measured. Concepts and terminology: liquid, solid, liter, milliliter, cubic centimeter, beaker, and graduated cylinder.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
How to Measure Volume

Measurement (2004)

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Make sense of math! Using number sense, algorithms and hands-on manipulative, kids tackle math problems found in real-life situation. Whether splitting a pizza evenly, estimating the cost of a new toy or graphing the results of a science project, math is encountered in many forms.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Measurement

Zoowaboo

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Splash! And Eddi Elephant lands in the water. The other animals giggle and guffaw. Manni Mouse is doubling over with laughter. He knew that there wouldn’t be enough room on the raft! Every year, the animals go on a rafting tour on the wild river, and nobody wants to miss out on the fun.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Zoowaboo

Measuring at Home

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Uses unique photographs and simple instructions to teach children how to measure a variety of things around their home including some measurements in recipes.

Measuring at Home

Rug Time: Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid brings his ruler to Rug Time, and the class wants to know how this scientific measurement tool can be used to measure very large objects. Miss Susie explains that to measure things that are bigger than the size of a ruler, you can use tools such as a tape measure. She prompts the students to explore more in a Super Fab Lab! (Spanish version also available.)

Super Fab Lab: Exploring Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Miss Susie explains that non-standard measurement can be used as a scientific tool to measure without a ruler.  Watch a live action clip of students figuring out a room's size by using themselves as measurement units.  Learn how units of measurement must be the same size when conducting non-standard measurement investigations. (Spanish version also available.)

Backseat Driving with Grandma | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (Spanish Version also available.)

Build Background (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher introduces the concept of length and reinforces good measurement practices to her students, specifically the importance of being precise. Working with students, she uses non-standard measuring units to demonstrate how to measure a distance precisely.

Teaching Mathematical Practices (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she reinforces the mathematical concepts of being precise, persevering, and visualizing solutions in her unit on measurement.

Non-Standard Measurement - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

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This video will help children learn about non-standard measurement. Students use the length of their bodies to measure the size of their classroom.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños a aprender las mediciones con unidades no estandarizadas. Los estudiantes utilizan la longitud de sus cuerpos para medir el tamaño de su salón de clases.

Backseat Driving with Grandma (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (en Español)

Sid's Question: "How Can You Measure a Whale?" (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid has a new ruler and wants to measure the biggest animal in the world, the Blue Whale! So Sid has just got to know: how can he use a little ruler to measure something so big?   Listen as Sid's dad explains how to use a ruler to measure, and watch as Sid's mom shows examples of other measurement tools that can be used for larger items. (en Español)

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