Measuring foot pressure

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1879-measuring-foot-pressure
In this activity, students collect measurements that will enable them to calculate the pressure ...

Measurement – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1851-measurement-introduction
Measurement is the process of obtaining the magnitude of a quantity relative to an agreed ...

Precision and accuracy

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1880-precision-and-accuracy
In this activity, students analyse sets of data and decide whether the measurements are precise ...

Non-SI units

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1872-non-si-units
A number of non-SI units are commonly used, even though the SI system of units allows for ...

Powers of 10

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1873-powers-of-10
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures has adopted a series of prefix names and ...

Pre-European Māori measurement

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1856-pre-european-maori-measurement
Due to the geographical isolation of New Zealand, pre-European Māori had little contact with ...

SI derived units

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1871-si-derived-units
SI is built on seven fundamental standards called base units. All other SI units are derived by ...

SI base units

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1870-si-base-units
Measurement of any quantity involves comparison with a precisely defined unit value. This is ...

Measurement systems

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1855-measurement-systems
To measure the quantity of anything, we need a comparison with some precise unit value. Early ...

Making a thermometer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2207-making-a-thermometer
Thermometers measure temperature. Daniel Fahrenheit is credited with the invention of the first ...

Expressing quantities

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1874-expressing-quantities
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) has developed a set of guidelines on ...

Measuring the power output of elite athletes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1931-measuring-the-power-output-of-elite-athletes
In this activity, students analyse data from an experiment that measures force and velocity for ...

Making an anemometer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2204-making-an-anemometer
English astronomer John Robinson invented the anemometer in 1846. Anemometers measure wind ...

Making a rain gauge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2206-making-a-rain-gauge
Rain gauges are one of the most ancient weather instruments. The ancient Greeks and people in ...

Changing the mass standard

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1875-changing-the-mass-standard
Of the seven base SI units, mass is the only one still defined by a material artefact ...

Cubits, spans and digits

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1878-cubits-spans-and-digits
In this activity, students investigate the use of body parts such as the arm and fingers as a ...

Climate models

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2232-climate-models
Climate affects our lives, and it will continue to affect our future. But how do we know what ...

Making a barometer

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2205-making-a-barometer
Barometers work on the principle that the air pressure can change. High air pressure tends to ...

Measurements, weird and wonderful

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1857-measurements-weird-and-wonderful
This teacher resource is a collection of unusual measurement units not in common usage but of ...

Measuring grip strength

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1930-measuring-grip-strength
In this activity, students examine and graph data for a sample of people tested for grip ...

Making a weather vane and compass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2203-making-a-weather-vane-and-compass
The earliest weather vane we know about was in Greece in 48 BC, erected in honour of the Greek ...

How long is it?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1881-how-long-is-it
This teacher resource is a collection of length measurements found within the Science Learning ...

Mass standard research in New Zealand

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1852-mass-standard-research-in-new-zealand
Scientists at the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) have developed a novel ...

Dr Chris Sutton

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1876-dr-chris-sutton
Position: Scientist Field: Mass and related quantities Organisation: Measurement Standards ...
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