Take It in Stride

One step at a time, pupils practice their measurement techniques as they analyze their stride length. They design their own procedures for measuring and relate their stride measurements to the distance traveled by making calculations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Calculate and compare stride lengths when walking, jogging, and running
  • Have different groups use different units when measuring and then compare magnitudes of measurements and calculations
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide groups with tools for measuring length and tape for marking steps
Pros
  • Includes resources in both English and Spanish
  • Emphasizes components of the scientific method
Cons
  • None