Noodling Around: Powers of Ten

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How many noodles long is your classroom? Find out when engineers of all ages explore measurement through the use of pool noodles. With the noodles pre-cut to certain metric lengths, the activities could be used to introduce the metric system, powers of ten, or scale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • Includes good teacher tips, such as instructing classes not to use the noodles for jedi impersonations or sword fights
  • Easily used across the grade levels to introduce measurement, scale, and 21st century skills
  • Useful in science and math
Cons

  • None
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