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Rug Time: Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid brings his ruler to Rug Time, and the class wants to know how this scientific measurement tool can be used to measure very large objects. Miss Susie explains that to measure things that are bigger than the size of a ruler, you can use tools such as a tape measure. She prompts the students to explore more in a Super Fab Lab! (Spanish version also available.)

Super Fab Lab: Exploring Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Miss Susie explains that non-standard measurement can be used as a scientific tool to measure without a ruler.  Watch a live action clip of students figuring out a room's size by using themselves as measurement units.  Learn how units of measurement must be the same size when conducting non-standard measurement investigations. (Spanish version also available.)

Backseat Driving with Grandma | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (Spanish Version also available.)

Build Background (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher introduces the concept of length and reinforces good measurement practices to her students, specifically the importance of being precise. Working with students, she uses non-standard measuring units to demonstrate how to measure a distance precisely.

Teaching Mathematical Practices (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she reinforces the mathematical concepts of being precise, persevering, and visualizing solutions in her unit on measurement.

Non-Standard Measurement - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

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This video will help children learn about non-standard measurement. Students use the length of their bodies to measure the size of their classroom.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños a aprender las mediciones con unidades no estandarizadas. Los estudiantes utilizan la longitud de sus cuerpos para medir el tamaño de su salón de clases.

Backseat Driving with Grandma (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (en Español)

Sid's Question: "How Can You Measure a Whale?" (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid has a new ruler and wants to measure the biggest animal in the world, the Blue Whale! So Sid has just got to know: how can he use a little ruler to measure something so big?   Listen as Sid's dad explains how to use a ruler to measure, and watch as Sid's mom shows examples of other measurement tools that can be used for larger items. (en Español)

Susie’s Song: "A Pirate's Song" (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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Listen as Teacher Susie sings "A Pirate's Song", a song about how to use non-standard measurement.  Hear how a ship of pirates finds a way to measure the size of a whale by using the items they have on board as units of measurement. (en Español)

Measuring: Martha in the Doghouse

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Explore how mathematics can be used in construction with MARTHA SPEAKS. This video focuses on the importance of planning when problem solving and what it means to be an architect. After the video students can answer review questions in the interactive quiz.

Bob the Builder | How Much Does It Weigh?

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Some objects are heavy and some are light! In this clip from Bob the Builder, Tiny estimates the weight of different objects he lifts with his crane. Watch the clip with your students and then experiment by testing heavy and light items. 

Growing Plants - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this video to teach children measurement and size correspondence, and measurement vocabulary. Students plant lima bean seeds in class and watch them grow. Then they compare and measure the size of their plants.

Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños medición y correspondencia de tamaño, y el vocabulario de medición. Los estudiantes plantan habas en clase. Luego comparan y miden el tamaño de sus plantas.

Watch Together (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher uses a clip from Odd Squad to demonstrate measurement to her class. Students watch how Odd Squad agents use measurement to defeat the Hydroclops. They also model good mathematical practices such as being precise and persevering terms that are discussed and reinforced by the teacher.

Even Bigger Than T. Rex! - Dinosaur Train | PBS KIDS Lab

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In this video clip, children will learn to compare the height and size of the dinosaurs. Tiny and Buddy observe the differences between big and small creatures.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para comparar la altura y el tamaño de los dinosaurios. Tiny y Buddy observan las diferencias entre las criaturas grandes y pequeñas.

Wrap Up (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher reviews what the class has learned about measurement and tasks students to use a tool, like a marker or a teddy bear, to measure the distance between two objects at home.

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