The Great Metric Scavenger Hunt

 

 

Find as many of the things listed below as humanly possible.  Make all measurements to the nearest tenth of a unit.  Be sure to give your answer in the units requested!!

(Note:  It may not be possible to find everything on the list below, but the more you find, the better your grade.)

 

1.)        The volume of twenty-five pennies in cubic centimeters

2.)       Someone whose hair is longer than four decimeters

3.)       The mass of a half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich in grams

4.)       The mass of a Skagit Valley Herald I kilograms (include the date of the paper.)

5.)       The definition of scavenger

6.)       The length of a teacher’s shoe (not your Physical Science teacher!)

7.)       Something besides a meter stick that measures one meter in length (plus or minus 3 cm.)

8.)       The mass of a piece of jewelry in decigrams (include a brief description of the jewelry

9.)       The height of this classroom form the floor to the ceiling

10.)    The year Archimedes died (use the Julian calendar)

11.)     The distance from the Earth to the Sun in kilometers (include your source and/or method)

12.)    The mass of a brand new yellow #2 yellow wooden pencil in dekagrams.

13.)    the length of your big toe in millimeters

14.)    The mass in grams of something green and plastic (State what it is too!)

15.)    The volume of a pack of index cards in cubic centimeters

16.)    The length of something metal in meters.

17.)    The depth of a classroom sink in centimeters

18.)    The mass of a dollar in change in grams. (state the combination of change that was used)

19.)    The volume of the door in cubic centimeters. (Show how you got your answer

20.)   The diameter of a CD in millimeters

21.)    The mass of a graduated cylinder in grams

22.)   The volume of ten paper clips in cubic centimeters

23.)   The maximum volume of water you can hold in your mouth in milliliters

24.)   the number of milliliters of Pepsi in a 2 liter bottle of Coke

25.)   The mass of you binder in grams

26.)   The mass of the Sun in grams

27.)   The distance from the front door of this room to the front door of the next nearest room in meters.

28.)   The mass of meat (before cooking) in a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder in grams

29.)   the number of cubic centimeters in a cubic meter

30.)   The perimeter of the science building in meters

31.)    The mass in grams of a chocolate chip cookie (no nuts!)

32.)   The approximate volume of your math book (in cubic centimeters)

33.)   the mass in grams of 150.0 ml of water

34.)   the area in square centimeters of your desk surface

35.)   Your height in kilometers

36.)   Your arm span in hectometers

37.)   The length of the visible portion of your front right incisor in millimeters

38.)   The mass in grams of something purchased at the student store (name the item.)

39.)   The deepest depth of the ocean on the Earth in kilometers

40.)   The depth of the Monterey Bay in meters.

41.)    Mr. Moe’s height in centimeters

42.)   The length of  a guitar string in centimeters

43.)   The distance in meters that light travels in one second.

44.)   The length of the clock in this room in kilometers.

45.)   The number of nanoseconds in a second

46.)   Room temperature in degrees Celsius

47.)   The circumference of a pizza tray in centimeters

48.)   The mass of a meter stick in hectograms

49.)   The volume in milliliters of soda in a 12 ounce can

50.)   The length of one of the light fixtures in this room in meters

51.)    The mass of a baseball cap in grams

52.)   The thickness of someone’s eyeglasses in kilometers

53.)   The boiling point of water in degrees Celsius

54.)   The freezing point of water in degrees Celsius

55.)   The thickness of the library’s dictionary in millimeters

56.)   The circumference of a tree in meters

57.)   The volume of a meter stick in cubic centimeters

58.)   The distance between George Washington’s eyes on the one dollar bill in millimeters

59.)   The length in meters of pi printed out to 40,000 decimal places if each number has a width of 2.0 millimeters.

60.)   The length in dekameters of all the words and numbers printed on this page if arranged into one continuous line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metric Scavenger Hunt Rules

1.)        All measurements and information must be collected by the members of your group and no one else.

2.)       Do not copy from other groups or let others copy from you.  This would be considered cheating for both parties involved.

3.)       All group members must be active participants.  Any observed slackers will be required to restart the hunt individually making all measurements under the supervision of the teacher

4.)       Students may leave the classroom during class only with a pass from their teacher which he/she will issue only after you have explained to him/her what you are going to measure and how you plan to measure it.  You must go directly to the object to be measured and come directly back.  Your teacher will then give you a pass and a time limit.  If you need more time, check back with the teacher for permission.

 

Metric Scavenger Hunt Code of Honor and Answer Sheet

I the undersigned hereby solemnly swear to abide by the rules printed on the Metric Scavenger Hunt.  I understand that sharing information is considered cheating.  I will do my best to help my group gather as much information as is humanly possible.

 

Student Signature _________________________________________________

 

Date:___________________________________________

 

 

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