Thursday, April 5, 2012

Measuring items in ounces...

We have continued to explore measuring items in ounces by setting up stations outside our classroom. One of my colleagues suggested that we use a variety of scales for kids to use which I thought was a brillant idea!  We used an electrical scale, a FOSS balance scale with gram stackers and a really cool dual sided scale (it measures both ounces and grams). 

We started with a question - Is the mass of smaller objects always less than larger objects?

Our students then partnered up and went in search in organic objects/objects in nature. 
We found rocks, sticks, leaves, mulch, etc....  We recorded our data on a chart in our notebook.


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