Metric in the Library Mr. Saitz/Mr. Silnicki
NAME:_______________________________
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ON THIS SHEET (use the blanks provided)
This will combine a scavenger hunt concept with learning about
metric measurement.
1. Before you go to the library, put your height in the blank
in centimetres ___________________
in metres ___________________
DO THE REST IN THE LIBRARY
2. Find the following books and write down their names:
a book 20 cms. high _____________________________________
a red book 15 to 18 cms high. _____________________________
the largest book that you could find (name and size)
_______________________________________________________
the smallest book that you could find (name and size)
_____________________________________________________
3. Guess the width and length of one of the library
tables (in centimetres) __________________
The actual measurement of the table is:
--in millimetres _______________
--in centimetres _______________
--in metres _______________
4. Find a plant that is nearly your height. How tall is the plant
in kilometres?_______________
5. A computer monitor is called a 14 inch or 35.5 cm. diagonal
(corner to corner) screen. How big is the screen really (in cm)?
____________________
6. Log onto the computer and go into Infofinder (World Book Information
Finder) OR use one of the library's print encyclopedias and :
Find out who invented the metric system and when.
___________________________________________________
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7. How big is Mr. Saitz' name plate on the door? _____________
8. How tall would you be in metres if you could walk under
the exit gate without bending down?
______________________________
9. What is the distance in centimetres to the highest shelf that
you can reach in the library? _______________________________
10. How wide (in cm.) is one of the shelves on one of the
paperback book spinners (racks)? _________________________
How many books are on the shelf? _____________
Therefore, how wide is the average paperback on one of the shelves
in millimetres? ____________
centimetres? ____________
metres? _____________