Grade level: 3rd-5th grades
Skills: measurement (length/mass)
Related environmental issues: climate change
It was reported that a beach in Finland was covered by thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice in the beginning of November, 2019. Experts said that it is a rare weather phenomenon. They ranged from the size of an egg to the size of a football.
1. The length of an egg is 2 inches. The length is a football is one foot. How many times is an football longer than an egg?
2. The weight of an egg is 2 ounces. The weight of an football is one pound. How many times is an football heavier than an egg?
Source) BBC News, Nov 7, 2019. ‘Ice eggs’ cover Finland beach in rare weather
1. 6 times. (12/2=6)
2. 8 times (16/2=8)