General Lab Information


Intro to Measurement

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Students collect and analyze data to determine why standardized measuring tools are used in science and engineering. Small groups measure the length of an object using various non-standard and standard measuring tools and compare the results.

Vocabulary: length, ruler, standard unit, temperature, volume, weight

Session Information:  This activity is available only in-person. It cannot be booked as a virtual program.

In-person Session Information
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Activities are pre-selected based on grade level
  • Up to two classes per session, maximum 30 students/class


New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices


Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Common Core Mathematics

Measurement and Data

Common Core English Language Arts

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

New York State Standards for the Arts


Program Audience

1st Grade