Wheel of Measure
This Christmas season, get ready to discover some little-known facts about your home. The wheel of measure tells all!
What You'll Need:
Cloth measuring tape
Stiff paper plate
Ruler with hole at one end
Paper fastener (also called a brad)
Use a cloth measuring tape to mark off the inches around the paper plate. Attach the middle of the paper plate to the ruler with a paper fastener. Run your measuring wheel along any surface to see how long the surface is in inches. Count how many times the wheel goes around from one end of a surface to the other, and multiply by the number of inches you marked on the wheel.
For example, did you mark off 12 inches on your wheel? If a 12-inch wheel goes around 4 times from one end of a table to the other, then the table is 48 inches long. Find out how long or wide things are, and quiz your family and friends.
This next Christmas activity will greatly benefit those in need. Continue to the next page to find out how to prepare your old toys for your very special secret Santa mission.
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