# Interactive Measurement Practice

As we begin the school year in the wake of Covid-19, traditional labs and hands-on activities are very limited. Therefore, we need to find ways to do things virtually. I developed this interactive measurement & scale-reading activity using Construct 3. Students can use this to practice reading the scale on a ruler and reading the volume in three different-sized graduated cylinders.

### Length Measurement Features

• Draggable ruler
• Checks accuracy of measurement and provides feedback.
• Accepts measurements within ±0.015 cm of the actual length.
• Provides encouragement to estimate as accurately as possible for measurements within ±0.03 cm of the actual length.
• Requires input of units (cm) for each measurement.
• Challenges users to measure five lengths in a row. Any mistakes will cause the count to start over.
• Button to download a screenshot when finished.

Source Construct 3 file (open with construct.net)

### Volume Measurement Features

• Practice reading scales on 500-ml, 100-ml, and 10-ml graduated cylinders.
• Checks accuracy of measurement and provides feedback.
• Accepts a small range of estimates for the final digit in the reading.
• Requires recording volumes to the level of precision/resolution of the graduated cylinder.
• Requires input of units (ml) for each measurement.
• Requires users to correctly measure 6 volumes to complete the activity (2 for each of the cylinder sizes).
• Button to download a screenshot when finished.

Source Construct 3 file (open with construct.net)

1. Joyce Saldivar

This is so awesome! very easy to use yet tricky. It forces the need to measure with precision. Great design!

2. Som

It’s very good job. Can u make the measuring cylinder to more applicable…so we can choose to use for max 100ml, 200ml or 500ml. Tq

• Jason

Thanks for the feedback. The simulation already includes 100ml and 500ml graduated cylinders. I also included the construct.net source files so you can modify it to meet your needs.

3. Angela

This is awesome. I would like to construct my own but I do not have the cp3 program to open your file. Is there another way? Please let me know. Thank you in advance.

4. Mike

Great job on this!

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