This is an introductory practical lesson to demonstrate how pupils measure time and teaches them the importance of accuracy.
This resource pack contains: A PPT (14 slides) and handouts (2 sheets) .
Included in this resource is two of our timers complete with MUSIC.
Starter Task: Thinking Skills question
Activity on on recording time digitally. Pupils will find out when completing the challenges that they won't be accurate. Therefore, they will want to repeat challenge reinforcing the need for repeat experiments to find averages.
Experiment on measuring different times and two practical challenges.
Plenary (Exit task) : Think, Pair Share- Please note…
This Exit Task/Plenary is designed to draw out the findings of the measuring time activities. These being that the children will learn that using a stop click to seconds and hundredths of seconds will give them a precise time. However, this is not 100% accurate due to human error (reaction times). You should discuss how to improve on accuracy ( use of repeats and find an average).
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