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Balancing Scale with Weights

Everyone has seen digital scales, but sometimes, ‘old school is best’.  As with everything, Montessori children learn through all 7 senses, and this measuring balance scale is no different.  Children are introduced to the idea of balance, and equality, and the skills learnt here, provide the Child with a gateway into larger mathematical and scientific concepts.

Original price was: $69.37.Current price is: $62.43.

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SKU: CEM3006


This balance scale with weights provides children with a visual and tactile means to understand balance, equality, and the concept that every item weighs something, even water.

Features of the Balancing Scale with Weights

  • the direct objective is for the Child to understand the concepts of balance, equality and weight
  • indirectly, children can
    • gain an understanding of volume compared to capacity and weight
    • begin to grasp the meaning of mass and gravity
    • develop a deeper insight into the basics of mathematics
  • this product is designed to support the focus of measurement in the traditional Montessori mathematical curriculum
  • the scale offers the following-
    • boxes that hold weights (on one arm) and the item being weighed (on the other arm), are-
      • transparent, allowing you to view the contents easily
      • water-proof; providing an easy way to measure liquids; with lids to prevent spillage
      • capacious enough to hold
        • a wide range of items and objects, easily
        • the buckets hold up to 1000cc and have graduations
    • a balancing trim help to hold the arms in perfect balance
    • convenient and handy storage areas to hold all
      • 11 metal weights and
      • 14 plastic stackable weights
      • with a 1-gram sensitivity

Contents of the Balancing Scale with Weights

This image shows a pictorial breakdown of all parts of the scale, and lists all the different weights


Balance scale – 46cm x 17cm x 14cm / (18¼” x 6¾” x 5½”)

2 x Boxes that hang from balancing scale arm – 13cm x 13cm x 11cm / (5″ x 5″ x 4¼”)

Made from sturdy plastic, this is a powerful product that will provide a hands-on experience for children to experiments and interact in many ways.

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location


Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at

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Further Reading and Reference Material

  1. Activities for children’s scales and balance buckets for the early learner written by How We
  2. Anya of Montessori From the has written an article called “Fall Inspired Weighing Activity with Balance Scales”




Additional information

Weight 1.330 kg
Dimensions 46 × 17 × 17 cm


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