Hunting Treasure and Measuring - Part 1

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Measuring things around us by using various instruments for understanding how parameters are measured differently.


Understanding different things are measured differently

Recognize the standard units of measurements

Estimated Time

1 hour

Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

Materials/ Resources needed

Non digital: Weighing balance, measuring tape, spring balance, digital scale

Process (How to do the activity)

Let the students measure different ingredients using suitable measuring instruments and record their observations in a tabular form.

  • Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)
  1. What did you measure ?
  2. What measuring instrument did you select ? Why ?
  3. What was your reading ?
  4. which unit do you use ?
  • Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)
  1. Were the students able to comprehend which measuring instrument should be used for particular items ?
  2. Were they able to document their observations appropriately in a tabular form.
  3. Write a note on why standard measuring units are very important.