Measurement in Kindergarten

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Measurement in Kindergarten

Students in Kindergarten have been exploring the concept of measurement.  This week, students read the story Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  After reading this story, students created their own “balancing acts” based on the concept of balance depicted in the story.  Using a variety of materials, students experimented with the concepts of “heavier”, “lighter” and “balanced” and presented their balancing act to their classmates.

Students also enjoyed exploring the concept of weight and balance though interacting with a variety of stations featuring different measuring tools and materials.  As students explored each station, they were given a measuring challenge for them to try to solve.  These challenges included finding items in our class that weighed more, less and the same as an eraser and finding the heaviest item that we could measure.