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Kilogram Scavenger Hunt

Adam Bayne
4th Grade
Naomi Elementary School
Walker County Schools

Contents

Task
Overview
The students will find items in the classroom that they think weighs about a kilogram. Then they will actually weigh the items to see how close their estimates were to the exact weight.

Illustrative Task
In this hunt you and your partner will be searching for items in the classroom that you think weigh about a kilogram.
  1. You and your partner try and find one item that YOU BOTH AGREE is equal to 1 kg.

    Item: ____________________________

    When the “Weigh Station” is free, go ahead and weigh your item to see if you were correct.

    Circle the result below:
    1. The item is well below 1 kilogram.
    2. The item is about 1 kilogram.
    3. The item weighs much more than 1 kilogram.
  2. Now, you and your partner try and find two items that together weighs 1 kilogram.

    List the two items: ________________________________
                                  ________________________________

    When the “Weigh Station” is free, go ahead and weigh your two items to see if you were correct. Circle the result below:
    1. The two items are well below 1 kilogram.
    2. The two items are about 1 kilogram.
    3. The two items weigh much more than 1 kilogram.

GPS Addressed
M4M1. Students will understand the concept of weight and how to measure it.
  1. Use standard and metric units to measure the weight of objects.
  2. Know units used to measure weight (gram, kilogram, ounces, pounds and tons).
  3. Compare one unit to another within a single system of measurement.

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