Go, The Distance!
A WebQuest for Measurement

Adapted by Helen Teague

The race is on. You will race to learn as much as you can about measuring distance. Each lap you complete will further your knowledge of measuring. Will you successfully reach the checkered flag?

The Task
You will "race" your way through the course by completing the activities found at each of the "laps." Some laps are at the computer; some are at your desk. There are seven laps. Each lap that you complete will allow you to gain and test your knowledge of customary lengths.
Are you ready to start your engines?

The Process-Start Your Engines...
 Lap 1. Using rulers and/or tape measures, and pencils, each person in your group must draw and label at least 7 lines of different lengths. Label each line with the number of inches.

Lap 2. Cruise on over to the computer and the FunBrain. website to measure some lines.

Lap 3.Time for a Pit Stop at Quia. Use what you know about measurement vocabulary to complete the Matching, Flashcards, and Concentration activities.

Lap 4. Get back in the race. Make up some time with the computer activity, Can You Measure Up? Click here for the easy route and then drive the challenging course.

Lap 5. Get ready. Get set. It's time for Lots of Lengths.

Lap 6.  Really test your measuring skills. Measure at least 7 items in your classroom. Write the item name your estimation of its measurement, and then your actual measurement. Be sure to put all team members’ name on your paper. You may want to us the Measurement Tally Sheet.

Lap 7. Victory Lap: Cruise back to your desks. With your partner or group, quiz each other on Measurement Vocabulary and Await your Championship Certificate!

Measurement is an important life skill that real people use in the real world each and every day. You are more capable at measuring real objects, estimating measurements, using correct units of measurement and truly understanding measurements after completing, “Go, The Distance!”

Credits & References
Some activities from Andy Battrell, Melissa Lehnert, Lori Peters, Liz Tschopp, and Linda Viton
Information/Graphics courtesy of:
Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
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Created: January 7, 2006
Last Update: March 7, 2006