Is Measuring an Art or a Science?

This Is Measuring an Art or a Science? activity & project also includes:

Not only do future engineers learn the difference between accuracy and precision, they also get some hands-on experience using different measuring tools. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Uses 21st century skills of cooperation and communication 
  • Simple, yet effective way to stress the importance of using the most precise measurements possible and using correct units of measurement
  • Easy to do in a math or science class
Cons

  • Requires printing and laminating; to save paper, you may wish to recreate the activities using existing manipulatives
Common Core