How did people measure distance, lengths and widths before the ruler was invented? Kids ages 6 to 9 are invited to discover just how far science can go by exploring this mind-bender in the South Broadway Library's youth section this Wednesday, Nov. 29. Children learn about the development of standard measuring systems by playing and exploring non-standard ones. The first session of this free event starts at 3pm and the second starts at 4pm. (Joshua Lee)
Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 764-1742
Contact:The Public Library-ABQ Bernco
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Kids learn what people used to measure before tape measures and explore non-standard measurement.
Join us for a fun and free LEAP into Science Workshop: Measure Up! If you wanted to know how far you could jump, you might jump from one place to another and then measure the distance with a ruler or tape measure. BUT what did people use before tape measures? How did they measure distances, lengths, or widths? We invite children to learn at the library by exploring non-standard measurement as a way of learning how and why people developed standards for measuring things. This workshop is ideal for ages 6 - 9. This event will be held in the South Broadway Library youth section. The first session will begin promptly at 3 p.m. The second session will be at 4 p.m. Please call (505)764-1742 for details.