Measurement

Common Benchmarks

1 inch

length from tip of thumb to first joint

1 centimeter

thickness of the index finger

1 foot

length of a threering notebook

1 kilogram

weight (mass) of a math textbook

1 minute

time it takes to count to 60 saying "one thousand" between each number

1 pound

weight of a loaf of bread

1 ounce

weight of a slice of bread

1 gram

weight (mass) of a shoelace

1 yard

distance from the tip of the nose to the tip of the middle finger

1 meter


1 kilometer


1 mile

a 20 minute walking distance

1 gallon


1 quart


1 liter


1 hour


1 square inch

a scrabble letter tile

1 square foot


1 square yard


1 square meter

