Weight is a measure of how heavy something is. One gram is the weight of one cubic centimetre of water. A litre of water weighs a kilo.
Quick tips for tutors
- 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