Wescott Meter Stick

A meter stick is used to measure objects longer than a ruler. 

The metric system is another system of measurement used to describe an object's length, mass, or volume.
Centimeter (cm) 1 cm = 10 mm

A centimeter is about the width of a pencil.

Meter (m) 1 m = 100 cm

A meter is about the width of a door.

A meter stick is a tool for measuring length

Wescott Meter Stick 
100 centimeters = 1 meter


You can use a meter stick to measure:

The length of a snake.

The height of a friend.

The length of a dog


When measuring make sure you line the start of the meter stick with the beginning of the object.

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