A – Elementary
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry, Measurement and Data unifying concept from Common Core
Event Score Sheet:
This is a station event. Teams will be given a series of tasks to perform involving measurement or estimation of measurement, such as finding the volume of water in a graduated cylinder, massing an object with a variety of scale types (triple beam, pan balance, spring, etc), measuring the length of an object, finding the diameter of a wheel using a caliper, interpreting or drawing simple graphs, etc. This list is not all inclusive, the tasks may be completely different. In addition basic calculations may also be performed, such as determining area or volume.
Teams MUST bring nothing.
Event leaders will provide the question and response sheet, and all materials including paper and pencil necessary to complete the event.
High score wins. Predetermined questions/stations will be used to break ties.
Measure lots of weird things – diameters of cookie cutters, masses of stuffed animals, lengths of fingers and toes. Interpret graphs often, any time you can find or make them. What information can we get from different kinds of graphs? Estimate sizes, masses and temperature, then check your answers. Math is all around us!
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