Objective:
The students will measure and weigh
different substances.

Materials

Dry
sand  enough for each pair of students to have 12
cups.

Wet
sand  enough for each pair of students to have 12
cups.

Water
 enough for each pair of students to have 12 cups.

Measuring
cups  two 1 cup measuring cups per pair.

Balance
scales  one per pair of students.

Beach
Math Worksheet

Procedure

Divide
the class into pairs. (For younger students, you
may want to do this as a teacher demonstration or as a
whole class activity.)

Pass
out the materials.

Discuss
how both sand and water are found at the
beach.

Introduce
or review with the students how to measure the dry and
wet ingredients into the measuring cups.

Have
the students complete the Beach
Math Worksheet in pairs or as a whole class.

Other
Lesson Ideas

As
an alternative to the above lesson, have the students
measure out different amounts of sand and/or
water. Use a variety of measuring cups and have
the students answer questions such as "How many
1/2 cups equal 1 cup?", etc.

Have
the students build sand castles. Pass out rulers
and have them measure the height and the width of
their castles.

Bring
in beach balls and have the students measure their
circumference.

Complete
math problems using shells as manipulatives.
