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 Material Information Title: Measure your world Series Title: Environmental teaching plans Physical Description: Archival Language: English Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team Publisher: Division of Fish and Wildlife Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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E.T. A LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING

Author: Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team

Concepts: Disciplines:
2. Ecosystem 1.Math
2.Science
3. Art
Objective:

Students will apply measuring skills in the activities outlined and make some
observations requiring language and art skills in a natural setting, with such
information properly recorded in the spaces provided for each.

Rationale:

A math textbook is not the most exciting instructional tool. Learning math
skills in the outdoors can be a pleasant diversion. And such indirect contact
with things in nature may be equally rewarding.

Materials Need:

Each student should have a ruler, meter stick or tape measure.

Directions:

Have the students work individually except where two people are needed to use a
tape measure. You may have to split the group and have half working on Activity
#1 and half on Activity #2.It is also possible to divide into thirds with one
group working on each of the first three activities.

Do Activity #4 it an open space where each student can have sufficient room to
act out his number selection. Make sure you have all the numbers in a bag
before you leave. Activity i't'5 can be done anywhere. The students may want to
go back to find an object to draw or they may want to go to a particular scene,
tree or area to draw their picture. When they finishing Activity #5, ask them
to guess the length of time from the start of Activity #1 to the present. Tell
them the correct time. Check to see who was the closest.

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Student Worksheet

1.Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the following in both inches and
centimeters.

OBJECT INCHES CENTIMETERS
A stick
Three different leaves 1.
2.
3.
Height of two-plants 1.
2.
Distance between two trees
Two things you'd like to measure
1.
2.

2.Walk from your class to the cafetorium. Count your steps. How many did you
take?

Measure the length of your step.

Ask three friends how may steps they took. Write down their names and number of
steps in the box

Name
Number of steps

Who took the most steps?

Who took the least steps?

What is the difference between the most and the least?

5.Draw a picture of something really small you saw today and a picture of some
thing really big. Write a sentence about each picture.

Something Small

Something Big

6. Guess how much time your walk today took you.

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3.Make sets of natural objects. Draw your own pictures. Write two addition
and two subtraction sentences for each.

EXAMPLE:

4+2 = 6 6-2 = 4

2+4 = 6 6-4 = 2

4.Draw a number from the sack, don't tell anyone what it is. Try to act out
the number with your body. The others in the group will try to guess the number.

For each number, list a natural object which has that number of parts. For
example, 6 six legs on an insect.

5. 10.