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Basics on the topic Height, Length, and Width

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In this Video on Length, Width, and Height

Freddie and Zuri are at the pet store looking at tanks to buy for their new pets. All the tanks look similar, but some are a little bigger this way or a little shorter that way. So, they ask why. In this width, length, height video, Freddie and Zuri learn how to identify length, width, and height on several different objects.

What is Length, Width, and Height?

Let’s learn more about length, width, height and how to identify height length width with the following explanation.

When we think about an object or a person, we can think about its size. Size is another way to talk about the space something takes up, like how big, small, long, and even wide a person or object is! Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height. These measurements tell us more information about the object's size!

Difference Between Length, Width, and Height

Let’s look at the length, width, height, of a box.

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Length is the distance from one side of an object to the other. We can ask, “how long is this object” to find its length. We can describe an object's length with words like long and short.

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Width is the distance of an object from front to back. We can ask, “how wide is this object” to find its width. We can describe an object's width with words like wide and narrow.

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Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom. We can ask, “how tall is this object” to find its height. We can describe an object's height with words like tall and small.

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Summary of Steps: Identifying Length, Width, Height

Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height.

  • Length is the distance from one side of the object to the other.

  • Width is the distance from front to back.

  • Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom.

Practice: Compare Height, Length, Width Worksheets (Kindergarten)

Have you practiced yet? On this website, you can also find length, width, and height worksheets and exercises.

Transcript Height, Length, and Width

Freddie and Zuri got new pets! Now, they are at the pet store looking at tanks to buy. All the tanks look similar, but some are a little bigger this way or a little shorter that way, so they call over a salesperson to explain. “They look different because the lengths, widths and heights are different sizes.” "Huh?" Let's help Zuri and Freddie by learning more about, "Length, Width, and Height.” When we think about an object or a person, we can think about its size. Size is another way to talk about the space something takes up, like how big, small, long, and even wide a person or object is! Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height. These measurements tell us more information about the object's size! Length is the distance from one side of an object to the other. We can ask, “how long is this object” to find its length. We can describe an object's length with words like long and short. Width is the distance of an object from front to back. We can ask, “how wide is this object” to find its width. We can describe an object's width with words like wide and narrow. Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom. We can ask, “how tall is this object” to find its height. We can describe an object's height with words like tall and small. Now that we know about length, width and height, let's practice by finding them! Here is the fish tank Freddie and Zuri want to buy. Let's look at this white line that goes from one side of the tank to the other. Is it showing the length, width, or height of the fish tank? Since it's measuring the distance from side to side, it's showing the length. What about the white line going from front to back on this treasure chest? Is it showing the length, width, or height? Since it's measuring the distance from front to back, it's showing the width. And how about this last white line on the fossil that goes from top to bottom: is it showing the length, width, or height? Since it's measuring the distance from top to bottom, it's showing the height. While Freddie and Zuri buy the tank and bring it home, let's remember! Today we learned about length, width and height. Size can be measured using different parts of an object like its length, its width, and its height. Length is the distance from one side of the object to the other. Width is the distance from front to back. Height is the distance from the top of an object to the bottom. "The tank fits great here!" "I know, the new guys will feel right at home!"

Height, Length, and Width exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Height, Length, and Width.
  • Length, width, or height?

    Hints

    Which measurement shows how long or short an object is?

    Solution

    Zuri is finding out how long or short her counter is, so she will measure the length.

  • What is Freddie measuring?

    Hints

    Remember, the line is showing how tall or short the fish food is. Which measurement tells us about the distance from top to bottom?

    The length measures how long or short an object is. This measurement needs to show how tall or short the object is.

    Solution

    Height shows the distance from the top of the fish food to the bottom. Freddie will measure the height.

  • What does width measure?

    Hints

    Remember, the width measures how wide an object is.

    Remember, measuring one side to the other is the length.

    Solution

    To find the width, Freddie and Zuri will need to measure the distance from front to back.

  • What do these words mean?

    Hints

    Remember, we use length, width, and height to measure objects. Think about how each is measured.

    When we measure length, we measure the distance from one side of the object to another. Which image shows measuring one side to the other?

    When we measure width, we measure the distance from front to back. Which image shows measuring from front to back?

    Solution

    Length is the distance from one side of the object to the other.

    Width is the distance from front to back.

    Height is the distance from the top to the bottom.

    Size is the length, width, and height of an object.

  • Fill in the missing word.

    Hints

    Remember, the length, width, and height measure a person or object. What is that measurement called?

    Look at these examples of length, width, and height. What are they all measuring?

    Solution

    Size can be measured by using length, width, and height.

  • Match describing words.

    Hints

    Remember, each measurement has describing words to tell what it measures.

    Think about what length, width, and height measure, and what words describe them.

    Solution

    When we measure the length, we measure how long or short an object is. When we measure the width, we measure how wide or narrow an object is. When we measure the height, we measure how tall or small and object is.