In Mathematics, year five have been learning about mass. Mass measures how much matter is in an object. The metric units for measuring mass include milligram (mg), gram (g), kilogram (kg) and tonne (t).
Mass can be written in a number of different ways.
For example: 1600 g / 1 kg 600 g / 1.6 kg
Take a look at Jenny Eather’s Poster below regarding metric conversions.
Gross Mass: The total weight – including the contents, packaging etc.
Net Mass: The total weight – not including the packaging etc. (contents only)
Take a look at year five learning about Mass!
What unit would you use when finding the mass of certain objects/animals and items? E.g. whale (t), paperclip (g) and person (kg).
What are the different types of scales used to measure mass?
Ask your parents when they use mass in their daily lives and where they see g, kg and t.