Last week we competed in the “Metric Olympics”. The students took turns throwing 2 different javelins (a straw and an unsharpened pencil) and also completed the standing broad jump and a long jump. They worked in teams and wrote a hypothesis about which object would go farther and which jump would go farther. They then elected one person from the team to complete the events and worked as a team to measure the results. Everyone measured in centimeters initially. After the students completed all activities and measurements they worked to convert the measurements into meters. One student asked if we were doing Math or Science…I love it when they can’t tell! It was a fun afternoon and a great kick off to our measurement unit.

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Making predictions

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Throwing the javelin

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Some different jumps…and some awesome landings!

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Measuring our results

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