Tagged: units


Making teaching units of measurement a little more interesting!

It’s interesting to find out what pupils already know about units of measurement. Many seem to have an intuitive feel for them through everyday experience but don’t necessarily understand the difference between metric and imperial units. As a useful AfL tool for finding out what they do know and to give them an engaging activity that promotes thinking skills you...


How fast are the planets?

Which planet is travelling the fastest in its orbit? Which is slowest? Is there a link between distance from the sun and how fast the planets travel? Start by asking the students to come up with what information they would need to work this out. You can then take their ideas and if necessary lead them to working out each...