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?
1. 6 times. (12/2=6)
2. 8 times (16/2=8)