Measurement of temperature, weight and length

The kit contains a complete collection of materials for the easy use on the primary level where the measuring of temperature, weight and length are explored.
The kit is well applicable for science and mathematical lessons. The pupils will acquire basic knowledge about measuring systems and predefinitions. They also practise the use of measuring instruments and learn to choose the appropriate equipment.
The reason for different measuring system is clarified and important scientists are mentioned specifically.
The manual contains 22 experiment descriptions which can be carried out with the materials from the kit.
For all experiments easily comprehensible worksheets are supplied.

Measurement of temperature, weight and length

Art. no. 31790

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Technical specifications

Size of kit: 540 x 450 x 150

  • 1 - Celsius and Fahrenheit

    experiment "Celsius and Fahrenheit"

    To measure is to compare. Units of measurement represent agreements about what to compare with, how the units are defined, and how or after whom they are named. This is the insight that this station provides.

  • 2 - Make your own thermometer

    experiment "Make your own thermometer "

    The children build a thermometer themselves.

  • 3 - Building a reading trainer for thermometer scales

    experiment "Building a reading trainer for thermometer scales"

    Children enjoy making and using this functional model to practice alone or with a partner. It shows two thermometers at the same height.

  • 4 - Ideas for temperature measurements

    experiment "Ideas for temperature measurements"

    The goal of working with this station sheet is hands-on measurement training. Although the children themselves will find many measurement locations in the classroom, 19 tasks are provided here to ensure maximum measurement and systematic note-taking.

  • 5 - Measuring temperatures at home

    experiment "Measuring temperatures at home"

    We will shortly provide you with a description of the experiment at this point.

  • 6 - Solve tasks for measuring masters

    experiment "Solve tasks for measuring masters"

    The name of the station already suggests it: It is intended for the children who have mastered measuring with a thermometer.

  • 7 - Weighing with the beam balance

    experiment "Weighing with the beam balance"

    If you want to lead children in the long term to understand how to handle technical devices they are still unfamiliar with, this is an opportunity to do so.
    First of all, they deal with the "instructions for use" for the scales, whereby they follow each step on the scales in an active way.

  • 8 - Build a beam balance yourself

    experiment "Build a beam balance yourself"

    While building this very simple yet functional scale model, children will learn a lot about beam scale technology.

  • 9 - See through quick scales and use them correctly

    experiment "See through quick scales and use them correctly"

    In this type of balance, you do not compare the mass to be weighed with another (that of the weights), but with the change of a spring.

  • 10 - Determine the weight of satchels

    experiment "Determine the weight of satchels"

    The spring scale can be used to quickly weigh many satchels and start a fruitful conversation. In order for the children to be able to independently understand the facts according to the model of learning at stations, the text includes a table that provides a rough guide to how much 10% of one's own body weight is.

  • 11 - How do you know how long a meter is?

    experiment "How do you know how long a meter is?"

    The aim of this station sheet is to answer the question that children like to ask: How does the manufacturer of yardsticks and rulers know what a meter is?

  • 12 - Making a tape measure for your pocket

    experiment "Making a tape measure for your pocket "

    Children use it often enough to achieve the desired training success and learn elementary things about measuring tapes while gluing them together.

  • 13 - We measure each other/ measuring tasks with the tape measure

    experiment "We measure each other/ measuring tasks with the tape measure "

    As is usual with station work, the children work out the correct use of the tape measure from the station sheet before taking the suggested measurements. Of particular importance, of course, are the application of the zero point and the tensioning of the tape. Some children also need to be sure about the division of the tape into cm and mm.

  • 14 - Measuring with the caliper out of the box

    experiment "Measuring with the caliper out of the box"

    The goal of working with this station sheet is to provide countless measurement activities with high motivation. With this simple device, the children can make measurements that are not possible for them with the rulers and triangles they usually use at school: Diameters (inside and outside) depths, thicknesses, lengths that are complicated to determine.

  • 15 - Building a caliper yourself

    experiment "Building a caliper yourself"

    Being able to recreate the coveted caliper out of the box is highly motivating. The model also works amazingly well and has proven itself in many elementary school classrooms.

scope of supply
  • 3 × Measuring wheels (Metrilog)
  • 6 × Thermometer student type –5 to +100 °C
  • 6 × Graduated plastic beaker, 100 ml
  • 6 × Rubber stopper with 6 mm bore
  • 1 × Dye (food colouring), red
  • 6 × Thermometer, student type –25 to +50 °C
  • 3 × Plastic beaker, 250 ml, with scale
  • 6 × Balance stands, plastic
  • 6 × Balance beam, yellow
  • 12 × Scale plan, yellow, with bows
  • 6 × Weight set for beam balance
  • 1 × Tread on spool
  • 3 × Carrying bag
  • 3 × Dial balance, 100 g
  • 1 × Thermometer C/F scales
  • 6 × Tape measure
  • 6 × Ruler with inch and centimetre scale, 20 cm
  • 6 × Caliper gauge, simple
  • 3 × Dial balance, 500 g
  • 6 × Erlenmeyer flask, Duran 25 ml
  • 2 × Box, plastic, 140x50x25 mm