Size and Scale – Learning about Measurement

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Can you visualize one billionth of a meter? It's not easy to understand the scale of a nanometer. Learners use a hands-on lesson to develop an understanding of the size of a nanometer in comparison to common objects. They walk away with a concrete visual of just how small one billionth of a meter really is!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a bulletin board with the pictures and size references in the included materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time prior to the activity to prepare necessary materials
  • Laminate the images for use in different classes and for subsequent years

  • Provides a sample answer key for reflection questions
  • Includes all necessary materials and resources necessary for the lesson

  • None
Common Core