Determining how many minutes are left in a school day is a type of measurement.
So is counting the number of candies in a bowl. Scientists measure many things in their experiments, including volume, size and time. Without measurement, the results would not be meaningful. Practicing measurement in the classroom and in the real world enables students to understand the importance of determining the size or quantity of the objects around us.
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