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### Overview

PBSKids.org provides many learning games and interactives that can be used for instruction. The "Martha Speaks" interactive provides a fun and engaging eBook on "How do we measure things?" The eBook provides a scaffolded introduction on how we measure different objects with narrated and highlighted text throughout the interactive. The eBook has an assessment at the end that provides students with hands-on experience in measuring different objects.

### MA19.K.16

Identify and describe measurable attributes (length, weight, height) of a single object using vocabulary such as _long/short, heavy/light_, or _tall/short_.

## UP:MA19.K.16

• Attribute

### Knowledge

Students know:
• how to describe similarities and differences in objects.

### Skills

Students are able to:
• Describe measurable attributes of objects using informal language.

### Understanding

Students understand that:
• objects can be described by using measurable attributes.

### Phase

Before/Engage
Learning Objectives

### Learning Objectives

Students will describe how we measure a variety of objects.

Students will describe you can measure objects by weight, height, length, width.

### Activity Details

1. As a whole group, students will view the "Martha Speaks" eBook accessible on PBSKids.org link provided.

2. After each section of the eBook, review with students the method of measurement being covered (i.e., weight, height, length, width) and the units of measurement that can be used.

3. At the end of the eBook, allow students to play the game (using an interactive whiteboard) to measure the objects by dragging the object on the screen onto the scale to measure weight.

4. Have a display of 5-7 objects (e.g., a ball, notebook, cube, pencil, white/chalkboard) that students will be asked to explain the best way to measure the object (weight, height, length, width).

Assessment Strategies

### Assessment Strategies

Using the display of 5-7 objects, have students identify the way they would measure the object (weight, height, length, width). Students can answer orally or place cards beside the object to check for understanding.

### Variation Tips

Students can bring objects from home to discuss how to measure the object.

### Background / Preparation

• Internet access is available.
• Make sure the "Martha Speaks" - How do you measure up? eBook is accessible and loaded.
• Choose 5-7 objects for measurement display.