Our last math unit for the year is on mass and capacity. Today, the students explored mass in class by measuring and comparing the weights of different objects. Students could work in partners or on their own, and they were encouraged to dialogue throughout the activity. The class actually split into two groups, with one group of students exploring these two measurement websites (website 1 and website 2) and one group of students using the scales, and then they switched. Here are some videos of the students sharing their thinking throughout these activities.
When we were finished exploring mass, students shared what they learned using a variety of different forms. A group of students wanted to tweet about what they learned, and one of my Grade 2 students decided on the hashtag, #measuring2012, to help sort the tweets. Students even figured out how to use Twitlonger to allow them to write beyond 140 characters. Here’s a Storify story of some of what the students learned today.
What have you learned before about mass and measuring weight? Please add a comment here and let us know. Thanks for your help with this!
Miss Dunsiger’s Class