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Egyptian Measuring


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Egyptian Measuring

In this activity, learners compare the ancient Egyptian system of measurement, which was based on body lengths, to the customary and metric systems used today. Learners measure their height using the metric, customary, and Egyptian systems and compare the results. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston,

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil

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