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Ounces, Pounds, and Tons Song

Watch Yolanda explore various objects that weigh ounces (ozs, pounds, and tons. At one point, she even turns into a Walrus - which on average weigh about 2000 lbs [or one ton!] Other highlights in this video include finding treasure, playing ball, and even a cameo by a REALLY hip nun driving a sports car.

Let the memorably catchy melody and fun, engaging animations take your class on a journey through the world of measuring by weight in ounces, pounds, and tons. Don't be surprised if you're asked to hit the replay button, or even catch your students singing this song at lunchtime, recess, or even humming the melody during class!

If you like our math joke located on the top right of this page, scroll down and steal it! We made it easy for you. (and, of course, you have our permission)

Song Lyrics:

Put sixteen ounces on a scale;
It’ll weigh one pound without fail.
Pick up sixteen ounces off the ground,
And you just lifted one pound.

And if a ball weighs sixteen ounces,
A pound hits the ground every time it bounces.
If you weighed two thousand pounds, you couldn’t run,
‘cause if you weighed that much you would be one ton!

But if you found treasure, it would be real fun,
If all that gold weighed up to one ton,
‘cause all that would make mounds and mounds,
As a ton is equal to two thousand pounds!

I looked up how many ounces were in a pound,
and sixteen ounces is what I found.

Then I stacked up pounds until they weighed a ton,
And it took two thousand until I was done.
Lots of things weigh about an ounce,
Like four quarters or a friendly mouse.

Lots of things weigh about a pound,
Like this bottle of soda that my teacher found.
Lots of things weigh about a ton,
Like a small car driven by a really hip nun!

I looked up how many ounces were in a pound,
And sixteen ounces is what I found.
Then I stacked up pounds until they weighed a ton,
And it took two thousand until I was done.

Learn More

This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 4th Grade and 5th Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into units of weight and mass here.

If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned telling time lesson, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 4.MD.1, and 5.MD.1 . These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets.

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