Worksheet: Choosing Seconds, Minutes, or Hours

In this worksheet, we will practice how to measure how long an activity takes in seconds, minutes, or hours and how to decide which of these units is most appropriate.

Q1:

It takes me about 2 to put on my suit.

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q2:

Pick the most sensible unit of time to finish the sentence. I spent 2 in the movie theater watching a movie.

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes

Q3:

Which of the following would be the best estimate for the amount of time it would take to climb a flight of stairs?

  • A30 minutes
  • B30 hours
  • C30 seconds
  • D30 weeks
  • E30 days

Q4:

Which of the following units is most suitable to describe how long it takes to write your name?

  • Ahours
  • Bseconds
  • Cdays
  • Dweeks

Q5:

James can stay under the water for 1 .

  • Aminute
  • Bhour

Q6:

At night, I usually sleep between 6 and 9 .

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q7:

Fill in the blank: It takes me about 15 to do my math homework.

  • Ahours
  • Bminutes

Q8:

Which of the following is a sensible estimate for the length of a pop song?

  • A3 minutes
  • B3 days
  • C3 weeks
  • D3 seconds
  • E3 hours

Q9:

Which of the following is the best estimate for the time it would take a man to sprint 100 meters?

  • A20 minutes
  • B14 seconds
  • C100 seconds
  • D3 minutes
  • E1 hour

Q10:

The time to travel by car from Texas, USA, to Washington, USA, is about 108,000 seconds.

Which of the following is the most appropriate unit for the time of this journey?

  • Aminutes
  • Bweeks
  • Chours
  • Dyears
  • Emonths

Convert the journey time from seconds to the more appropriate unit.

  • A 1 . 8 × 1 0 m i n u t e s
  • B 3 × 1 0 hours
  • C 1 . 8 × 1 0 h o u r s
  • D 3 × 1 0 m i n u t e s
  • E 3 × 1 0 h o u r s

Q11:

Which of the following would be the best estimate for the length of a full movie?

  • A2 minutes
  • B6 hours and 45 minutes
  • C30 hours
  • D1 hour and 30 minutes
  • E3 minutes

Q12:

Which of the following is the best estimate for the amount of time it takes to brush your teeth?

  • A30 minutes
  • B1 hour
  • C2 minutes
  • D2 hours
  • E15 minutes

Q13:

The flight from Cairo to New York takes about 10 .

  • Aminutes
  • Bhours

Q14:

It takes about one to climb two flights of stairs.

  • Ahour
  • Bminute

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