Students then played Fact or Scat, a review game for safety concepts and to help them get to know each other a little better. Safety tests were then taken and graded.
We discussed the meanings of different root words and made a couple of interesting lists.
Mill - millimeter, millisecond, millenium, millipede, million, millionaire, milliwattBased on these words we discussed that mill meant thousandth; kil = thousand; cent = 100; and dec meant 10. December used to be the tenth month until Julius Caesar and Augustus got involved with the calendar.
Kil - kilobyte, kilowatt, kilohertz, kilocycle, kilocalorie, kilometer
cent - century, centipede, centigram, centiliter, celcius
dec - decade, decagon, dodecagon, december, decimate, decimal, decibel
Tomorrow students will be finishing up with precision and accuracy and doing a lab to demonstrate it.
Homework tonight is to measure a few objects using a special tool that the student chose at random. Do you know how many bandaids high your table is? Well tomorrow someone should know.