This product is intended to be used with a classroom balance. A balance is a scale that you can use by putting something you would like to measure on one side, and then using items on the other side to “balance” the scale. For example, if I want to know how many pennies heavy a box of crayons is, I can put the box of crayons on one side of the balance, and keep adding pennies to the other side until the scale is perfectly balanced!
This would be a great activity to do during a math center for any lower elementary grades. I included two worksheet pages for each type of weight that most classrooms have access to- unifex cubes, bears, and pennies.
**You may wish to either copy off the pages for each student, or if you want to be paper conscious, you could laminate the sheets and simply have the students write on it with a dry erase marker.