Activity 3: Measuring

Instructions

Before the invention of the metric system there were many different ways to measure length, mass, volume and speed. Match these eighteenth century units of measurement to the type of measurement. You will find help with this task here.

1. Drag the pencil next to the part to a description.

2. Use the Check button to check your answers.

3. Use the Reset button to start again.

inch

A unit of volume for measuring dry goods such as grain

knot

A unit of mass for measuring gun powder about 30gm.

gill

A unit of volume for measuring liquids about 118mL

Bushel

A unit of speed equal to 1.852 km per hour

Chain

A unit of length about 2.4cm

ounce

A unit of lenght about 20m

Solution