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Science Tools and Measurement

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Can you fit more beans in a beaker or a graduated cylinder? In this workshop, students will be introduced to measurement units and how the right tools help us to do a job safely and well. Students will engage in hands-on activities using proper scientific tools to complete specific tasks.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00


30-45 min

Target Audience

Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


1. Introduction.
2. Introduction to measuring, focus on inches
3. Introduction to measuring, focus on half full and full containers
4. Introduction to pipettes and petri dish


-Identify what types of tools a scientist might use
-Identify and use the right type of tool for the job
-Demonstrate how to properly use a pipette
-Understand the concept of volume
-Measure objects using a ruler

Standards Alignment

State Standards

OH- Ohio Academic Content Standards (now the Ohio Model Curriculum) (2011)
Subject: Science
Grade: Prekindergarten
Strand Connection: Strand Connections: Observations of both living and nonliving things in local surroundings. This includes water, the sun, rocks and soil, human-made materials and living organisms. This encourages the examination and exploration of the environment.
Strand: Physical Science (PS)
Topic with Description: Topic: Observations of Objects and Materials This topic focuses on making sound and observing, exploring and describing properties of objects and materi-als that can be found in nature, classrooms and homes.
Topic: Topic: Observations of Objects and Materials
Content Statement:
Objects and materials are described by their properties.
Subject: Mathematics
Grade: Pre-Kindergarten
Domain: Counting and Cardinality
Area: Know number names and the count sequence.
1. Count to 10 by ones.
2. Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
3. Identify and name numerals 1-9.
Area: Count to tell the number of objects.
4. Subitize to determine how many: immediate recognition of small quantities up to 6.
5. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardi-nality. a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. b. Understand that the last number name spoken tells the number of objects count-ed up to10. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the or-der in which they were counted.
Area: Compare numbers.
6. Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group up to 10.
7. Compare two numbers between 1 and 5 when presented as written numerals.