Faithfulness saints recently became human balance scales. You know the kind I’m speaking of – the one that’s like a see-saw. Where two items are sitting on opposite sides and the heavier item is able to keep the lighter item up in the air. Got it? Well, our saints were those types of scales!
One at a time, saints were blindfolded, asked to extend their arms out to each side, and a household item was placed carefully in each hand. Then, they had to determine which of the two items was the heaviest. Can you picture their “scales” and items going either up or down? Finally, the blindfold was taken off and the packaging labels were compared. The customary units of measurement were read and compared. The metric units of measurement were read and compared. These measurements were written on the board so that we could see similarities and differences between all of our items. Our human balance scales were accurate five out of six times!
As a closing to our lesson, classmates had to work cooperatively to put these household items in order from the lightest to the heaviest.
We will be working with other units of measurement throughout the coming days. Saints have been assigned the task of reading labels around the house and collecting them for class. Labels will be needed for measuring weight, length, and capacity. How many can you help them find?