Weight

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Why learn about weight?

A gram is the weight of a cubic centimetre of water. A litre of water weighs a kilo.

Quick tips for tutors

Weight includes:

  • Discussion of appropriate units of weight and measuring equipment.
  • How to read scales and the importance of setting to zero.
  • Standard and non-standard units of weight.
  • Estimating weights of everyday items.
  • Converting between units of weight.
  • Activities to practise understanding weight.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland.

 

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