This is a fun activity for student to explore measuring. There are various different types of activities. All you need is a balance, some cubes, and various school supplies around your classroom.
1) Students count objects and put that many one each side of the balance and see which object weighs more. (2 versions of this one)
2) Student just puts one object in each side to see which object weighs more (also which one weighs less)
3) Students use unifix cubes to see how much the objects weigh
4) Students use greater than, less than, and equal to symbols to compare objects weight
You can use this for math stations, whole group, or small group.