Children you might like to
- List all the things that you can measure and all the different
instruments you can measure things with.
- Discuss how accurately you can measure your height. Now do
- Consider things you would like to measure that presently you
Parents you might like to...
- Bring together all the measuring instruments that you have in
and around the home. How can you classify them?
- Discuss the issue of measuring accurately. When does accuracy
matter, when does it not?
- What units are used for measuring different things? Make a list
of the units of measure in 'common' usage.
- Find out about and discuss the use of compound units of
Teachers you might like to....
- Brainstorm any ideas the children already have about
- Discuss more fully with the children aspects of life that
cannot be accurately measured.
- Devise an experiment to test the children's accuracy of
measuring the length of the school hall (say). Discuss the
- Encourage the children to devise a scale of measurement for
nosiness/ clumsiness/ naughtiness.
- Plan and prepare a story about someone who HAS to measure every
aspect of their life. What would you call such a person?
- Work with the children as they set about measuring the water in
a puddle or the weight of an arm or the amount of leaves on a