How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges


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If a parking meter reads 20, what does this mean?

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1. About how much does this person weigh?

2. About how fast is this car going?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To take measurements using a scale, meter, or gauge, you must understand how to use these tools. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these tools. The quiz questions will test you on reading meters, measuring weight, and measuring speed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your ability to read meters, scales, and gauges
  • Using the appropriate tool to measure the relevant data

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on measuring devices from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of weight, speed, and volume to inform your understanding of scales, meters, and gauges
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts, such as the respective uses for scales, meters, and gauges

Additional Learning

There is an accompanying lesson titled How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters, & Gauges. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Differentiate between the uses of scales, meters, and gauges
  • Define what each one of these tools measures
  • Understand how to use each of these tools to measure the data you need