Daisy from Ricards Lodge has given us lots of
details to explain how she ordered the quantities. Are you
convinced by what Daisy says?
Time: (shortest to longest)
Eat a biscuit - I think that to eat a normal sized circular biscuit
takes roughly $30$ seconds to eat at a usual pace!
Taken to travel to school - The journey from my house to school
takes $40$ minutes and this is quite a common length of time for
the journey amongst my classmates.
Taken for mustard and cress to grow from seeds - in a suitable
climate this process should take no longer than three days.
The period between your 6th and 7th birthday - this is $365$ days,
(unless your birthday is on a leap year) a whole year, clearly the
longest amount of time on this list.
Distance: (shortest to longest)
Length of a ladybird - they grow up to approximately $4$mm.
How high you can jump in the air - This really depends on your
height but it is very likely to still be measured in cm; which is
why I put it second on the list.
How far you can kick a football - Amateur footballers can kick a
ball up to $50$m, definitely a longer distance than the last
How far can you run in $30$ seconds - In my age group, it is
possible to run $200$m in under half a minute, considerably longer
than the length you can kick a ball.
Mass: (lightest to heaviest)
A balloon - I estimate that the mass of a balloon is about a gram
as it is practically all gas which has a very minimal mass.
Bar of chocolate - A usual bar of chocolate (measuring roughly
$20$cm) weighs between $50$g and $60$g.
Loaf of bread - A loaf of shop-bought pre-sliced bread weighs
Teacher - The average weight of a woman in the UK is $65$kg and for
men, $72$kg. This makes it the heaviest measurement in the list.
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