The mini-metric Olympics is an awesome, silly, engaging activity to help students build scientific tool and measurement skills. Students compete in teams to do different measurement activities! They perform the following:
1. The Cotton Ball Shot Put
2. A Javelin Straw Throw
3. A Marble Grab (for measuring mass)
4. Footing it with the best (for measuring a footprint on graph paper)
5. Paper Plate Discus
6. Sponge Squeeze (measure the amount of water)
This is a great beginning of the year activity to build your students; foundation of scientific measuring skills. it makes a tedious and challenging subject fun and engaging! Students love the competition!!