In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about what properties are and how we can measure them to tell us more about an object.
Estimating might sound like an activity from young children, and although it is fantastic for them to estimate how many pieces of candy are in a jar or how many crackers come in a box, older students can also benefit from these and take them to the next level.
Students explore the use of variables as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures.
In this lesson, students investigate relationships between numbers, identify number patterns, represent the information in graphic chart form, and generalize the results of an investigation.
Comparing the wrapped presents in this activity will give children the chance to explore and discuss weight, including the idea that large objects aren’t necessarily the heaviest.