WALT: Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight
Measuring is about making a comparison between what is being measured and a suitable measurement unit. Central to the development of measuring skills is lots of practical measuring experience. Also important is the reality that measurement is never exact.
Required Resource Materials:
- Measuring equipment including; rulers, scales, measuring jugs.
Activity: Complete the questions below:
- How can you measure an orange? (there will be multiple answers for this, list as many as you can think of). Think of the attributes of an orange eg juice.
- Choose two of these attributes of an orange to measure and carry out the task. Write up a proposal for your investigation, including details on:
- Attribute being measured
- Equipment required
- Method (step by step)
- How will you present your results?
- Write up your results
- What were successful/unsuccessful approaches to measuring each of your chosen Attributes? Why?
- Choose 4 other objects to measure in the class - use 4 different measurements eg measure the length of something and the weight of something else. Write up your results in a table.
Inside the orange
Altogether after deconstructed