# How do you read scales ks1?

## How do you read scales ks1?

Scales are a bit like number lines. On a measuring jug, the scale goes upwards rather than across. It is read up from the bottom. On weighing scales, there may be a circular scale, an arrow rotates clockwise and the numbers may be displayed around the edge.

**How do you read 1 gram on a scale?**

If you utilize a 100 percent accurate digital scale, a gram will be exactly 1 gram in measurement; however, if you use a digital scale, that is 95 percent accurate. Then, a gram would measure between 0.95 to 0.98 grams.

### What do the lines on a scale mean?

Most scales with rotating needles have numbers with 15 lines in between, because each pound has 16 oz. in it and the sixteenth line is where the next pound starts. If the needle lands on the fourth line past the number 3, this indicates that your item weighs 3 lbs., 4 oz.

**How do you read an analog scale?**

Using an Analog Scale The same person who uses an analog postage scale has to read the lines on the scale to find out the weight. You have to know the largest unit of measure, represented by the longest lines, then count the shorter lines in between to know how the largest unit of measure is divided.

#### How do you measure grams in a weighing machine?

The gram is the basic unit of measurement for weight and mass in the metric and SI measurement systems. It is often used to weigh small items, such as dry goods in a kitchen. The only way to accurately measure in grams is to use a scale.

**How do you explain weight to a child?**

Use words like heavy and light to compare weight. Do a simple activity to make this concept clear. Ask your child to hold an apple in one hand and pencil in the other. Explain to them how a pencil is comparatively lighter than an apple.

## How do you teach preschoolers about weight?

Weigh the Objects Turn on kitchen scale, make sure it is tared and set to grams or ounces. Show your child how to weigh one of the boxes and read the scale. You might like to record the amount on a piece of paper or sticky note to keep track for sorting.