Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Investigating volume and capacity....hands-on learning

We had a lot of fun learning about volume and capacity today.  We made predictions and tested our ideas.  We came to the conclusion that "the area of the base of the container" (Pearse) did not help us predict on its own,  we "have to think about how wide around and how tall the container is". We even found two containers that were totally different shapes but they held the same volume of water. We will continue to explore measurement: volume, capacity, length, mass and area, in our discovery stations. Stay tuned for more discoveries about measurement. Also check our twitter feed because we will be posting our learning there too.

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