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Science Measures Up

by: Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan

Can you measure a dog’s tail in dog biscuits? Can you measure a desk without a ruler? Which is better: measuring a room in paces or meters? Which system of measurement do scientists use? This chapter explores these questions and more to help learners understand why we use standard systems of measurement.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Lesson Plans Literacy Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2012Stock # PB315X_5

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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