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Highway SeismographAdd to list Details
This is an activity that models the operation of a seismograph, a tool used to measure the size of earthquakes.
Measurement: How Many Noses Are in Your Arm?
In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to determine the length of the Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm.
Digit's Cyber-DoughAdd to list Details
In this fun hands-on activity, learners whip up a batch of cyber-dough (play dough) using math for measurements.
Measuring RulesAdd to list Details
In this math activity, learners create their own units of measurement by making noodle rulers. Learners practice estimating and measuring objects using the noodle rulers .
Incredible Shrinking ShapesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners get hands-on experience with ratios and scaling while making their own jewelry out of recycled plastic containers.
Heavyweight Champion: JupiterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners confront their perceptions of gravity in the solar system.
The Length of My Foot
In this math lesson, learners explore the concept of using units to measure length. Learners first read "How Big is a Foot" by Rolf Myller and learn about units.
The Pull of the PlanetsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners model the gravitational fields of planets on a flexible surface.
Dunking the PlanetsAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners compare the relative sizes and masses of scale models of the planets as represented by fruits and other foods.
Pace-Off!Add to list Details
In this math activity, learners use non-standard measurement (paces) to find the distance from one point to another. Learners practice estimating and measuring distances .
Counting With Quadrants
Millions of organisms can live in and around a body of water.
This is an activity about lung capacity. Learners will measure their own lung capacity using a homemade spirometer.
A Cubic Foot Per SecondAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners measure and calculate the amount of cubic feet various containers contain. Next, learners investigate cubic feet per second (cps), by carrying jugs in one second.
Pyramids and Triangles
Straws and pipe cleaners are terrific materials for building models of pyramids and cubes.
Big and Little CupsAdd to list Details
In this indoor or outdoor water activity, learners pour water from small cups to large cups and containers. In doing so, they discover water takes the shape of its container.
Stride RulerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use their feet to estimate distances. Learners calculate the distance of one step in centimeters by measuring 10 steps at a time to reduce measurement error.
Are you a Square or a Rectangle?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate whether more people are squares or rectangles. People with similarly sized heights and arm spans are classified as squares.
Find Someone: Use Math to Learn About Friends
Create a “Find Someone” list, with about 10 items, each containing a shape, number, or measurement. Can you find someone in the group with hair about 4 inches long? Someone wearing parallel lines?
Small Snails, Enormous Elephants
This activity (located on page 2 of PDF) introduces learners to the real size of animals using nonstandard measurement.
Make Ziff's Carpenter's SquareAdd to list Details
In this Cyberchase activity, learners make carpenter's squares and use them to measure square corners. Learners cut out the carpenter's square template and attach it to tagboard.