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In this activity, learners explore how spring scales work and how they are used for non-exact weight measurement.
In this activity, learners make a simple spring-like scale using a rubber band instead of a spring, and calibrate the scale in newtons (N).
In this activity, learners explore scale by using building cubes to see how changing the length, width, and height of a three-dimensional object affects its surface area and its volume.
In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for thei
Learners investigate weight by building a spring scale. They observe and record how it responds to objects with different masses.
In this activity, learners will predict the size of a giant scale model of a comb or other rectangular object, then make one. If you tripled the size of a dollar bill, could you sit on it?
In this activity, learners explore the relative size of the Sun and Earth as well as the distance between them.
In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood.
In this activity, learners create a kind of balance device using a wire coat hanger, some string, and paper cups.
In this activity, learners investigate the relative growth of lengths, areas, and volumes as cylinders are scaled up.
In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size scales--macro, micro and nano.
In this activity, learners explore a scale by comparing objects, which look similar but have different weights. Learners predict and then measure the weights of various objects using a scale.
This is an activity that models the operation of a seismograph, a tool used to measure the size of earthquakes.
In this online interactive simulation, learners will test the pH of liquids like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral.
In this quick activity about size and scale (on page 2 of the PDF under What's Nano?
In this activity, learners discover the importance of maps and scale as they work together to create a map of the classroom.
In this activity, learners will rate the day, a book, or something else on a scale from -2 to 2. This activity works well for groups of all ages.
In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most textbook
If you have 3-foot dowels and rubber bands, you can can started on this fun and open design challenge. You can make structures big and small: make it so you can fit your parent into it!