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5th Grade - Measurement & Data



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You were enjoying an evening at the zoo, wandering around and enjoying the different animal exhibits. When you made your way back to the exit, you realized you had lost track of time and the zoo had already closed with you still locked inside!

"What am I going to do?" you wonder. You remember a friend, who works at the zoo, telling you about the secret staff exit. If you can find that you should be able to make your way home. Solve each problem. Then, use the answer to unlock the next question. Make sure you use all lowercase letters!

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Cars that are ready for shipping weigh 2 tons. A car being built weighs 1,135 pounds. How much more weight, in pounds, will be added to the car so it will be ready for shipping?

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Exhibit 1

Animal Fun Fact

An adult hippopotamus can weigh up to 2 tons.

Cait has a 300-centimeter ribbon that she will cut into smaller pieces for decorations. Select all the ribbon lengths that could be cut from the original ribbon.

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*Type your answer choices in alphabetical order to unlock the next question.

Exhibit 2

Animal Fun Fact

Blue Poison Dart Frogs are about 3 centimeters long.

a. 1.8 meters and 110 centimeters
b. 200 centimeters and 2 meters
c. 3 meters and 115 centimeters
d. 17 centimeters and 2.9 meters
e. 0.63 meters and 230 centimeters
f. 192 centimeters and 0.19 meters

Tory buys a bag of cat food that has a mass of 5 kilograms. Tory’s cat has a mass of 4 kilograms, 575 grams.

What is the difference in mass, in grams, between the bag of food and Tory’s cat?

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Exhibit 3

Animal Fun Fact

A male clouded leopard can weigh up to 23 kilograms!

A store sells packs of coffee that weigh fractions of a pound. The line plot shows the numbers of packs of different weights that are in stock.

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Exhibit 4

Fill in the circles to match each description to the correct weight.

Animal Fun Fact

Did you know the most expensive coffee in the world consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet

A craft store sells fabric pieces in lengths measured in fractions of a yard. The line plot below shows the number of pieces of purple fabric of different lengths that are in stock.

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Exhibit 5

After a customer buys one piece of purple fabric, the total length of purple fabric that the store has in stock is 9 1/2 yards. What was the length of fabric, in yards, that the customer bought?

Animal Fun Fact

Adult Orca's can be about 9 yards long.

Alberto has 250 cubes with edge lengths of 1 centimeter. Select all the measurements that represent the volume of a rectangular prism that Alberto could fit all of his cubes into.

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a. 256 cubic centimeters
b. 248 cubic centimeters
c. 236 cubic centimeters
d. 260 cubic centimeters
e. 300 cubic centimeters
f. 205 cubic centimeters

Exhibit 6

Animal Fun Fact

Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time.

Kelly made four rectangular prisms using unit cubes. The numbers of unit cubes he used are shown in the table.

Fill in the circles to match each figure to the number of unit cubes used.

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Animal Fun Fact
No penguins live at the North Pole.

Exhibit 7

For which solid figure can the volume be found by multiplying 3 inches by 8 square inches? Figures are not drawn to scale.

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Exibit 8

Animal Fun Fact
Meerkats live in the desert but they don't drink water. They get all the water they need from the food they eat.

A platform is made of 2 rectangular prisms.

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Exhibit 9

How many cubic meters larger is the volume of the bottom prism?

Animal Fun Fact
Red Pandas are more closely related to racoons than the black and white giant pandas.

Andre and Molly have a tree fort that consists of two rectangular rooms. The upper level has a length of 5 feet, a width of 3 feet, and a height of 6 feet. The lower level has a length of 6 feet, a width of 5 feet, and a height of 8 feet.
What is the combined volume of the two levels of the tree fort?

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Exhibit 10

a. 33 cubic feet

b. 150 cubic feet
c. 240 cubic feet
d. 330 cubic feet

Animal Fun Fact

Flamingos are able to "run" on water, thanks to their webbed feet, to gain speed before lifting up into the sky.


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