measurement

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

Icon: 
Streaming icon

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)

The Whale Episode | Sid the Science Kid

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Using this resource group, students learn about non-standard measurement when Sid the Science Kid tries to use a ruler to measure a whale. At school, the class learns how non-standard measurement can be used to measure just about anything. Explore how to accurately measure things with shoes, blocks, and even people! The resource group includes an English and Spanish version of 6 video clips, as well as the associated Science Adventures Curriculum Guide. Watch Sid here or go to http://www.pbs.org/teachers/sid/scienceadventures/ for options to download the science adventures video clips.

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

Icon: 
Streaming icon

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)

Rug Time: Measurement (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

Icon: 
Streaming icon

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! (en Español)

Susie’s Song: "A Pirate's Song" (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Listen as Teacher Susie sings "A Pirate's Song", a song about how to use non-standard measurement.  Hear how a ship of pirates finds a way to measure the size of a whale by using the items they have on board as units of measurement. (en Español)

Explore with a Friend (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

Icon: 
Streaming icon

A 1st grade teacher creates three learning centers in the classroom and groups her students around specific measurement tasks. Working in small groups, children move between the learning centers to play the “Blob Chase” game, read books, and measure the distance between points using nonstandard measuring tools.

Measuring: Martha in the Doghouse

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Explore how mathematics can be used in construction with MARTHA SPEAKS. This video focuses on the importance of planning when problem solving and what it means to be an architect. After the video students can answer review questions in the interactive quiz.

Peg + Cat - Balancing Nature | Science Crafts for Kids

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Share a science adventure! Peg and Cat use math every day to solve problems and answer questions. Make a balancing scale with your child at home to compare the weights of objects found in nature.

Bob the Builder | How Much Does It Weigh?

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Some objects are heavy and some are light! In this clip from Bob the Builder, Tiny estimates the weight of different objects he lifts with his crane. Watch the clip with your students and then experiment by testing heavy and light items. 

The Other Ms. O | Odd Squad

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Agents Olive, Otto, and Oscar need to figure out which day a second Ms. O came from. They look for clues, such as what she's wearing and what she's eating.

Pages