Monday 25th October – Maths

Mass – Heavy and light

I am learning to distinguish between heavy and light

I know I can do it when I have categorised objects as heavy or light

It is important to measure the weight of certain things for lots of reasons. We need to measure the weight of ingredients for cooking, the weight of our luggage when travelling and recognise whether something may be too heavy to pick up by looking at it.

In order to do these things, we need to know the difference between heavy and light.

Things that are light are very easy to pick up such as a piece of paper, pencil or glass of water.

Things that are heavy are either difficult or impossible to pick up such as the couch, a car or a log.

Watch the following video to learn more about heavy and light:

Independent Task

Thinking about the concepts heavy and light, and after looking at these in more detail in your WebEx call you will now explore the outside world for both.

Wander around your backyard, or go for a family walk around your local neighbourhood. See if you can find things that are light (easy to lift up) or heavy (difficult or impossible to lift).

Try and find 5 light and 5 heavy things.

In your scrapbook, fold your paper in half so that you have 2 columns.

Give them each a heading of heavy and light.

Draw or write the 5 things you found for each under their heading.