Discovery Activities: The Tools We Use for Measurement
Determine which measurement tools are necessary to complete the challenge.
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Brainstorm items that are measured and identify the appropriate tool to use. Discuss the metric vs. standard measurement systems. Each group of students will then have a list of measurement challenges to choose from.
Audience for This Program
Elementary Grades: 3-4
1. Understand that different tools are used to measure different properties.
2. Be able to select the appropriate tool to measure a property.