1. Choose the most suitable units from millimetres, centimetres, metres or kilometres to measure:
a. The length of your shoe 

b. The distance a bus travels in a week. 
c. The width of a paper clip 
d. The length of your classroom 
e. The distance from Australia to New Zealand 
f. The width of a flower stem 
2. Using the set of units {centimetres, litres, metres, kilograms} choose the most suitable unit to measure:
(a) The width of a line on a netball court. (b) The capacity of a water tank. (c) The weight of a set of large reference books. (d) The height of the Sky Tower in Auckland.
3. Give the most suitable unit for measuring:
a. The amount of petrol in the petrol tank of a car. 
b.The weight of a school bus. 

c.The distance from Sydney to London.

d. The length of your classroom 
e. The time taken to run 100 metres. 
f. The weight of a rugby forward 
4. True or false?
(a) 3 L of petrol is more than 375 mL of petrol. (b) 356 seconds are less than 6 minutes. (c) 5 kg of butter is more than 5500 g of butter. (d) 100 cm is longer than 1.1 metres.
5. Change the measurements given into the units in brackets:
a

2 kg (grams) 
b

16 km (metres) 
c

200 g (kilograms) 
d

4200 mL (litres) 
e

3.5 hours (seconds) 
f

45 mm (centimetres) 
g

8001 mg (grams) 
h

5.1 L (millilitres) 
i

82 metres (millimetres) 
j

34 cm (metres) 
6. Copy and complete the table:
kilograms

grams

milligrams


300


4





2500

