Don't we use measurements for just about everything in life? Measurement, in science, is a process of finding quantitative or numerical data that describes the property of an object or event. The science of measurement (metrology) and its application is useful right from measuring the ingredients required to bake a cake in your kitchen to industries, like automotive, aerospace and more. So, let's start by creating this simple measuring scale to apply our theoretical knowledge and sharpen our instrumentation skills.
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Hot glue / Fevicol
Nut - bolt
Thread / Yarn / Rope
Pencil / Pen
Weights & Measurement
Frugal innovation | Problem solving
Engineering Technician | Legal Metrology Officer (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution)
Special Instructions for Teachers:
Establish an understanding among the students about some basic standard units of measurement. Explain the importance of metrology in industries where precision is important for the quality and eventually in our daily life as consumers of products.
Let the students come up with alternatives for the materials used in this activity. Also, ask them to list down the different ways to measure and compare weights.
Students can be given the famous balance puzzles both to use the weighing scale they made and apply the concept of measurement in a fun way.
Have fun making and share the works of your students with the hashtag #projectprayogshala to get featured!