Compare Units Of Mass Game

Compare Units Of Mass Game


Understanding the Base Units Of Mass in the main focus of this game page. 3rd graders will learn how to compare units of mass.

What is Mass and What is its Basic Unit?

Mass in any object is the measurement of the matter it contains. Mass consists of the complete number of atoms, their density and their types.

Understanding Mass is vital to understand Math and Physics. It helps us to measure the quantity of matter in any given object. Remember that the mass and weight is different. Weight can change based on different physical circumstances but mass is the measurement that never changes.

Standard Measures of Mass

Standard measures are used to find out a mass of any object. The standard unit which we use to find out the mass is called “Kilogram”. The standard abbreviation of Kilogram is “kg”. Kilogram is the bigger unit of any mass whereas the smaller unit is called “Gram” and can be written as “g”. We use kilogram to use heavier weights such as sacks of flour, grain, seeds etc. Whereas gram is used to measure smaller and lighter weights like dry foods, clips etc. Note that;

1000 g = 1 kg  meaning 1 kg = 1000 g

Comparing units of Mass

Students at beginner level can use informal units of measurement to compare the mass of objects. A basic understanding of Mass and weight is required to make measurement estimations. These estimations can be made through direct or indirect comparisons and comparative language is used to show results. (heavier, lighter etc)


To compare units of mass we have to make a comparison of one attribute of an object with a unit that has the exact same attribute. Both informal uniform units (e.g clips, straws) and informal non-uniform units (e.g finger lengths, paces) can used as measuring instruments. Begin by using informal, non-uniform units. To compare units of mass, follow these steps:

Tiling: Make sure that there are zero gaps between the lined up unit and always start from the edge of any given object. Iteration: Use one copy of a unit to measure an object’s mass by moving it along over and over. Remember that smaller units produce bigger numeric measures. Please feel free to check other relevant educational content for your young ones Here.

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