These worksheets help students understand how and why it is important to collect data in science.

Data are basically any fact that you can quantify to any degree. They can be measures, observations, numbers, and even words. Science was built on the use of data and interpreting it to find or determine naturally truths. Collecting data and the way we go about collecting data are just as important as the results we find from it. There are many ways that the collection process can interfere with the interpretation phase.

These worksheets help students grasp the concept of qualitative observations. These observations can be general appearances of things to the more advanced sorting of objects and items.

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What My Unit of Measure?

Match the unit of measure to its abbreviation.

What My Unit of Abbreviation? Part 2

Find the measure and its unit.

Arrangement by Length

Number the objects in order shortest to longest.

The Longest Object

Place a 1 under the shortest object. Place a 3 under the longest object.

Which Is The Biggest?

Put these objects in order.

Size Order

What Order Belongs Here

Which one is the longest?

Circle the object with the longest side

Which one is the longest?

Circle the object with the longest side.

Get Shorty

Circle the object with the shortest side.

Get Shorty 2

Circle the object with the shortest side.

Arrangement by Weight

Number the objects in order lightest to heaviest.

Arrangement by Weight Part 2

Place a 1 under the lightest object. Place a 3 under the heaviest object.

Arrangement by Weight Again

Lightest To Heaviest Please.

Weighty Arrangements

More sorting for you to work with.

Estimate Length

Write the unit of measure that would best used to measure the length of each item.

Estimate My Length (U.S. Measures)

Circle the choice that gives the best estimate of each object's length.

Estimate My Length (Metric Length)

Which one gives you the best estimate?

Estimate Weight

Write the unit of measure that would best used to weigh each object.

Best U.S. Weight

What measure is the most fitting?

Basebal Weights

What is your best guess of each weight?

Which is heavier? Worksheet 1

Circle the object that is heavier.

Which is heavier? Worksheet 2

Circle the object that is heavier.

Which is lighter? Worksheet 1

Circle the object that is lighter.

Which is lighter? Worksheet 2

Circle the object that is lighter.