Time and measurements
Imperial or metric?
Thirty-two degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit? The difference is clearly measurable and will never again be a secret for youths. Together, we will explore the measuring units of temperature, money, volume, time and density through five fun, learning experiments, including the use of a laser thermometer, a giant calculator, measuring cups, a sun clock and an electronic scale. The differences between the metric and imperial systems are unveiled once and for all!
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Add a length workshop in which your growing scientists will have the pleasure of measuring their size.
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Make the distinction between the notions of time (hour, day, week, month, season, development of a chick, history, etc.).
- Distinguish between the mass of an object (amount of substance) and its weight.
- Classify solids according to their densities.
- Distinguish between the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) and the necessary transformations (heat and cool) to achieve this.
- Understand that volume can take many different forms.
- Use simple measuring instruments (scale, spoon, measuring bottle and thermometer).
- Understand the value of money (in the past and today).
- Associate the cycle of day and night with the Earth’s rotation.
- Associate the changing seasons with the rotation and tilt of the Earth.
- A sink (hot water) must be available close to the areas where the animation activities will take place.
- If there is little time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended to set them up in the same area.
- 5 teams must be created before the science animator arrives. (60 min.)
- 6 teams must be created before the science animator arrives. (90 min.)