Directions for a Drawing Game {Measurement Activity}

Have each student draw a picture using a ruler, drawing only straight, vertical and horizontal lines. On a separate piece of paper, they should mark one endpoint of each line with a dot and a letter.

So, the second paper should have several dots accompanied by letters, but nothing else. Students then need to write out directions for another student to draw the picture using the dots given.

Discovering Volume {Measurement Activity}

Students will need a large number of 1” cubes (wooden or plastic), a collection of various sizes of boxes (cereal, tea, crackers, etc.), rulers, pencils and paper.

Put students into pairs and give each pair two different sized boxes. Students will use the cubes to measure volume. This is a great way to introduce a unit on volume. Students will follow these directions projected on the overhead screen:

Measurement and Science, Plant Growth {Measurement Activity}

Each student will need a milk carton filled with good soil, bean seeds, string to support the plants, graph paper to record results, a pencil and a ruler to measure the growth. You need a sunny window to put the plants near as well.

Have each student plant their seed one inch deep, one per container.

Place your containers in a sunny window. Water the seeds daily or every other day. Poke holes in the bottom of the milk cartons (this will keep roots from rotting).