Measure This!

Measure This STEM Kit contents

Learn the basic principles of measurement with eight books and a variety of fun measuring tools.

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Age Range

Preschool – Grade 1



  • Books (8):
    • How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? – David A. Adler and Nancy Tobin
    • Inch by Inch – Leo Lionni
    • Inchworm and a Half – Elinor J. Pinczes and Randall Enos
    • Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? – Robert E. Wells
    • Jim and the Beanstalk – Raymond Briggs
    • Lucy in the City – Julie Dillemuth and Laura Wood
    • Mapping My Day – Julie Dillemuth and Laura Wood
    • Temperature – Julia Vogel
  • Precision School Balances with a set of 10 weights (2)
  • Student Balances (2)
  • Pretend & Play Tape Measures (2)
  • Paper Rulers (16)
  • Small 6' Tape Measures (3)
  • Flexible Yellow Measuring Tapes (40)
  • 12-inch plastic rulers (40)
  • 500 Multi-colored Cubes
  • Resource binder


Additional Resources Available Online

  • One Foot Wonders Activity – Explore standard and nonstandard measurement by hunting for objects that are one foot long. Then, work together to create a collaborative story about the items they find.


This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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