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Meters

In this video, we will learn how to
use meter sticks to measure objects to the nearest meter. Maybe you’ve used a ruler in the
classroom to measure objects. Rulers are usually 30 centimeters
long. To measure things which are longer
than 30 centimeters, we use a meter stick. A meter stick is 100 centimeters,
which is one meter long. This guitar is about one meter
long. If we place two meter sticks
together, we can measure things which are about two meters long. This bed is about two meters
long. Let’s practice measuring objects
using meter sticks.

Is the table longer or shorter than
two meters?

We’re shown a picture of a
table. And we have to say whether it’s
longer or shorter than two meters. We’re shown three meter sticks
placed one next to the other. And this shows the length of two
meters placed together. Is the table longer or shorter than
two meters? If the orange line shows us the
length of the table, we can see that it’s not quite two meters long. So the table is shorter than two
meters.

True or false: The height of the
giraffe is about four meters.

The pink line shows the height of
the giraffe. How many meters tall is the
giraffe. One meter, two meters, three
meters, four meters, five meters. The height of the giraffe is five
meters. The statement, “The height of the
giraffe is about four meters,” is false because the height of the giraffe is five
meters.

True or false: The height of the
tree is about four meters.

The pink arrow shows the height of
the tree. Let’s measure using the meter
sticks. One, two meters, three meters. The height of the tree is about
three meters. So the statement, “The height of
the tree is about four meters,” is false. The tree is about three meters.

Is the tennis racket longer or
shorter than one meter?

The pink line shows the length of
the tennis racket. The blue line shows the length of
one meter. The tennis racket is shorter than a
meter. We found one meter on the tape
measure. And we can see that the tennis
racket measures less than this. The tennis racket is shorter than
one meter.

What have we learned in this
video? We’ve learned how to use meter
sticks to help us find the length or height of different objects.