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Estimation Exploration


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Estimation Exploration

In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity, learners practice estimating numbers of objects (like shells) and then check their estimates by counting. This activity includes a "Sid the Science Kid" video showing how to conduct the investigation.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • A collection of the same small objects (shells, jellybeans, pencils, pennies, pasta shapes, acorns, etc.)
  • A clear jar or bowl can help, but it isn’t necessary

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations
    • Reasoning and Proof
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Jim Henson Company, ©2008

Funding Sources:

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Vinci
  • MetLife
  • The RoseHills Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • John W. Carson Foundation
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

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