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Weight Measurements Facts for Kids Video


                                         Weight Measurements

This video is all about weight measurements in the metric system. When you measure weight, you are measuring how heavy or light something is? We need to weight many different things which are important like food. When you want to buy something like bananas from the grocery store, you buy them by the pound.

In the United States, weight is measured in customary units like ounces, pounds, tons. In some other parts of the world, weight is measured in metric units like gram and kilogram. Gram (g) is the basic unit of measuring weight in the metric system. If you try to weight something heavier then gram will not be a convenient option. You can use kilogram then. One kilogram is equal to 1000 grams. If we need to weigh much heavier things then we use tons. One ton is equal to 1000 kilograms.

Quick Facts: –

  • Many different things can be measured but we mostly measure length, volume, area, and mass.
  • The only countries that do not use the metric system are US, Myanmar, and Liberia.
  • Measurement can be defined as finding a number that shows the size or amount of something.
  • The Harappan System is the earliest unified system of weight and measures. It is attributed to the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • Hallmarking is a quality assurance certification that guarantees the purity of precious metals like silver and gold.


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