How Big is Big?

The blue whale is the focus of this life science instructional activity. Students read an excellent selection on the blue whale, and answer ten comprehension questions. Then, students are divided into two groups. Each group has to estimate how big 85 feet is. Tape measures are then used to see which group came the closest. Nice!

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