California water measurements – chains, links, and furlongs


Gunter's chain

Help your students understand what they are reading or hearing about the California drought.  Terms like acre-feet, chains, and furlongs are often used to describe the volume of the reservoirs.  Give your class a little practice and appreciation of the measurements while they learn a little about the immensity of the situation.

The activity:  CaliforniaWater-acre-feet.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

CaliforniaWater-acre-feet.docx     CaliforniaWater-acre-feet-solution.pdf

CCSS: 5.MD.5, 6.G.3, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3, MP6


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