Measure for Measure

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How does your class measure up? Young scientists create a scale drawing of the JOIDES Resolution in a collaborative activity. The lesson incorporates mathematical principles with deep-sea exploration to focus on enhancing measurement abilities and reasoning skills.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge the class to build a replica of the ship using smaller scale calculations
  • Incorporate writing into the lesson by having students draft an email to the Deep Earth Academy to request free measuring tapes for the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Show images of the vessel from different angles to help pupils gain perspective on the different parts of the ship they are drawing
Pros

  • Lesson builds important math skills while examining deep-sea exploration tactics
  • Teacher's guide includes printable materials
Cons

  • None