# Selecting the Right Measuring Tool - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Measuring, Estimating & Time

In the lesson "Selecting the Right Measuring Tool," second-grade students embark on an engaging journey to understand the significance of measurement in everyday life and how to choose the appropriate tools for different measuring tasks. This lesson is a crucial part of the "Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data" unit, where students dive into the fundamentals of measuring, estimating, and understanding time.

Through interactive activities like "Steve's House: Measuring Length" and "Let's Measure Animals! Worksheet," students will explore the concept of length and apply their knowledge by using various tools for measurement. The "Measuring Tools Mix–up Worksheet" challenges them to think critically about which tool is best suited for a specific measurement task, enhancing their problem-solving skills.

The "Measuring Tools Bingo Worksheet" adds a fun twist to learning, making the concept of choosing and using the correct measuring tools more memorable. Through these activities, students not only learn the practical aspect of measurement but also understand its importance in daily life.

By mastering how to select the right measuring tool, students develop a foundational skill that is vital for their academic journey and everyday decisions, fostering a deeper appreciation for measurement in the world around them.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Measuring, Estimating & Time
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
4:00 min
Steve's House: Measuring Length
video
2nd
3:00 min
Measuring Tools Mix–up Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Let's Measure Animals! Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Measuring Tools Bingo Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Choosing and Using Measuring Tools for Length
Quiz
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• ### Activity 2 / Measuring Tools Mix–up Worksheet

There are different items for measuring different things. For example, a scale can be used to measure weight, and a thermometer is used to measure temperature. Does your child know some more measuring instruments? Can they name a few? In this pdf worksheet, your child must circle the tools that are used to measure the length of things. Look through the free pdf with your child and ask them to name what each item is used to measure.

• ### Activity 3 / Let's Measure Animals! Worksheet

Use this tracing sheet to test how well your students know about measuring and the different measurement devices. In the colorful worksheet, your students must look at all the pictures of animals and carefully follow the dotted lines to the correct measuring tool that will be used to measure each creature’s length. Animals in the worksheet include a mouse, giraffe, fox, and a bird.

• ### Activity 4 / Measuring Tools Bingo Worksheet

In each row of this worksheet, a measuring tool is provided, and four different objects are pictured. What your child must do is circle the objects that can very easily and accurately be measured with the given measuring tool for that row. The trick is that the measuring tool must be sufficient to measure whatever object, and if the object seems too large, the measuring tool is not right for measuring the object.

• ### Activity 5 / Choosing and Using Measuring Tools for Length - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify which tool is the most appropriate to use to measure length.