A – Elementary
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry, Measurement and Data unifying concept from Common Core
Event Score Sheet:
Teams will demonstrate their understanding of metric measurement by estimating and measuring length (meter), mass (gram), fluid volume (liter), angles, and temperature (Celsius) and making calculations based on these measurements.
Teams must bring nothing.
Event leaders will provide the question and response sheet, and all materials, including the pencils necessary to complete the event.
High score wins. Predetermined questions/stations will be used to break ties.
Measure lots of weird things – the perimeter of cookie cutters, the mass of stuffed animals, the volume of small toys.
Coaches Institute Resources:
Event Resources: *Note – much of this event came from an older version of Data Crunchers, so the resources linked here are valid, even with a different name.
Data Crunchers 2018 test (much of this material is now in Metric Mania, so it is a good practice test)
2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation (with Work It Out and Science Password)
Example Stations from 2014 Institute
I Teach Bio – List of skill-building activities for metric measurement, graphing, data, and more
Math Goodies – Bar graph practice
The Science Spot – Lesson plans on length, volume, density, etc.
Estimation practice game
How to use a micrometer
2016 Data Crunchers test and answer key
2012 Coaches Institute Presentation (2013 rules for similar event, Measurement Mania)
Sample Event (Station Test from Measurement Mania 2010)