Key Question: "How big is my favorite stuffed animal?" Overview: The appeal for students in this lesson is that they get to work with their favorite stuffed animal. Students measure the dimensions of their animals in centimeters, and then try to guess which animal has which set of measurements. Time Required: 45 minutes (1 class period). Materials:
Read "Measuring Liquid Volume," p. 31 in the Inquiry Skills Activity Book, and answer the questions· Bring a 2-liter plastic soda bottle to class for the next lesson
OUSD Science Content Standards (State of California Science Content Standards): #1-b (7-b)References: Inquiry Skills Activity Book. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2001, p. 31. Notes: It is a good idea to bring in a supply of stuffed animals for those students that "forget" to do their homework. The unused animals can be added to the display to make the estimation segment of the lesson more challenging.