From the series Great Lesson Ideas, this Teachers TV video highlights activities that engage students in learning about measures. At Cuffley School in Hertfordshire, Year Two students work in pairs to estimate the volume of water contained in different-sized bottles, In the playground they draw a chalk circle and estimate how much water will fill the circle. When they pour the water out into the circle they make some exciting discoveries and reach some interesting conclusions. Dressed as a witch, a Year Three teacher encourages her class to measure different volumes of coloured liquids accurately in order to make one litre of their own magic potion. At Wroxham School, Hertfordshire, a baking competition encourages Year Four students to use scales to measure the ingredients for muffins as accurately as they can.
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