Fundamental Measurements

"One accurate measurement is worth thousand expert opinions"

Grade 6 students had an activity in Physics connecting to fundamental measurements. The activity was about measuring the thickness of a coin, finding the diameter of a wire, measuring the length of a curved line, length of curved surface and finding the diameter of a spherical object. The whole class was divided into five groups. Each group was given a task to measure the given things respectively. By these hands on activity of measuring things, learners understood that measurement can be done in various methods but it has to be accurate. The investigative activity helped the learners to sharpen their basic measuring skills.

As Enrico Fermi Says, "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you have made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery". Each learner in grade six was with a hypothesis which matched the accuracy of measurement. They even realized that for being a scientist we need to be a keen observer!

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