Measurement is an important skill in science that facilitates accurate communication. It is important to understand that measurements cannot be useful without standards. A standard is an exact quantity that people agree on for comparison.
Write in your Science Journal what you think the following items length is.
Measure different items around the room such as a shoe, desk, box, book, or computer.
Write down the measurements in your Science Journal
Write a response to this question in your Journal:
You only had a yardstick and ruler to do your measuring today, would it have been easier if you had other ways of measuring? And if so, what other ways would you recommend?
With a partner, use the meter stick and ruler to measure how tall you are. You can either do this while standing or laying down.
What types of measuring tool would you need to measure an airplane?
What does it mean to measure something?
What are some ways to measure an item, besides a ruler or meter stick?