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Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar—a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The pits aligned perfectly on the midwinter solstice in a way that would have helped the hunter-gathers of Mesolithic Britain keep accurate track of the passage of the seasons and the lunar cycle. At nearly 10,000 years old, these curious lunar-cycle-marking pits in Aberdeenshire Hunter Gatherer, Time Lords, Prehistory, National Geographic, Archaeology, Britain, Scotland, Calendar, Landscape

World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K. – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar—a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The pits aligned perfectly on the midwinter solstice in a way that would have helped the hunter-gathers of Mesolithic Britain keep accurate track of the passage of the seasons and the lunar cycle. At nearly 10,000 years old, these curious lunar-cycle-marking pits in Aberdeenshire

You will need: A printer or a drawing of the secchi disk image A local creek, river or bay i.e. still water Cardboard, hole punch, metal washer and string A laminator would be great to preserve the disk Tape measure and clothes peg Someone with you who can swim in case of emergency. Environmental Science Projects, Disk Image, Clothes Pegs, Sundial, In Case Of Emergency, Science Experiments, Fresh Water, Tape Measure, Activities

Make a secchi disc environmental activity - Fizzics Education

Make a secchi disc to test water turbidity in your local water way. Part of over 150 free science experiments on the Fizzics Education website!

Measurement is an integral part of science. As technology progresses, so does the range and accuracy of what we can measure. Where once we made measurements using only our senses, University of Waikato scientists have a device that measures greenhouse gases 10 times per second and to concentrations of about 0.2 parts per billion! These advances are game changers, according to Associate Prof. Dave Campbell and Prof. Louis Schipper. For more than two decades, Dave and Louis have been using… Two Decades, Greenhouse Gases, Scientists, Climate Change, Stuff To Do, Scale, University, Range, Science

Measuring gases using eddy covariance — SLH T&L RESOURCE

Measurement is an integral part of science. As technology progresses, so does the range and accuracy of what we can measure. Where once we made measurements using only our senses, University of Waikato scientists have a device that measures greenhouse gases 10 times per second and to concentrations of about 0.2 parts per billion! These advances are game changers, according to Associate Prof. Dave Campbell and Prof. Louis Schipper. For more than two decades, Dave and Louis have been using…

Dr Rebecca Hawke and Dr Yin Hsien Fung are research scientists at the Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL). MSL is building the southern hemisphere’s only Kibble balance – an exceptionally accurate weighing machine. Rebecca and Fung explain how the simpler yet similar LEGO version of the Kibble balance works. Research Scientist, Scientists, It Works, Lego, Scale, Southern, Building, Weighing Scale, Legos

MSL LEGO Kibble balance

Dr Rebecca Hawke and Dr Yin Hsien Fung are research scientists at the Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL). MSL is building the southern hemisphere’s only Kibble balance – an exceptionally accurate weighing machine. Rebecca and Fung explain how the simpler yet similar LEGO version of the Kibble balance works.

The Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) is New Zealand’s national metrology institute. Its role is to ensure that New Zealand’s units of measurement are consistent with the International System of Units, the SI. MSL is a vital facility that enables New Zealand to communicate technically and scientifically with the rest of the industrialised world. Units Of Measurement, Kiwi, New Zealand, Scale, Rest, The Unit, Science, Learning, Weighing Scale

Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) — SLH RESOURCE

The Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) is New Zealand’s national metrology institute. Its role is to ensure that New Zealand’s units of measurement are consistent with the International System of Units, the SI. MSL is a vital facility that enables New Zealand to communicate technically and scientifically with the rest of the industrialised world.

Meet some of the metrologists who work at the Measurement Standards Laboratory by selecting one of the labels for further information. These highly skilled scientists are part of the team that provides calibration services, helps with research and development and ensures that New Zealand’s units of measurement are consistent with the SI – the International System of Units. Chris Sutton, Units Of Measurement, Image Map, Early Christian, Research And Development, Scientists, Scale, Meet, The Unit

Metrologists at MSL

Meet some of the metrologists who work at the Measurement Standards Laboratory.

Measurement permeates every aspect of human life. Yet, ironically, we tend to take measurement for granted, and we fail to appreciate just how much we need and depend on our measurement tools. We overlook the importance of measurement because we are surrounded by it and have grown accustomed to it. It is only when our measurement tools malfunction or are unavailable that we begin to appreciate just how important they are. This interactive provides some examples of where measurement has an… When Us, Maths, Scale, Tools, Explore, Life, Weighing Scale, Instruments, Libra

Measurement in Daily Life

Explore how measurement impacts our daily lives.

ONE-OF-A-KIND BUILDING FOR THE MEASUREMENT STANDARDS LABORATORY (MSL) OF NEW ZEALAND. The simple exterior of the new building for the MSL hides a complex design and a technologically advanced laboratory. For MSL Director Fleur Francois, the building represents a significant investment in the provision of national measurement standards to NZ.  “The new building will deliver the incredibly precise environment we need to propel our technical capabilities forward,” says Fleur. ... Scale, Environment, Exterior, Mansions, House Styles, Building, Outdoor Decor, Home, Design

New MSL Laboratory

ONE-OF-A-KIND BUILDING FOR THE MEASUREMENT STANDARDS LABORATORY (MSL) OF NEW ZEALAND. The simple exterior of the new building for the MSL hides a complex design and a technologically advanced laboratory. For MSL Director Fleur Francois, the building represents a significant investment in the provision of national measurement standards to NZ. “The new building will deliver the incredibly precise environment we need to propel our technical capabilities forward,” says Fleur. ...

Build a marble run using Lego Baseboard, Tilt, Bricks, Problem Solving, Mathematics, Your Child, Imagination, Lego, Scale

Building a lego marble run — THE EDUCATION HUB

What to do Challenge your child to build a marble run on the baseboard using bricks as the walls of the run. Simply tilt the baseboard to guide the marble through the run. Support younger children by starting them off, and ask them questions like “How will you know how wide to make your walls?... What learning does this activity promote? measurement, mathematics, design, engineering, problem-solving, creativity and imagination

Does a balance measure mass or weight? This common question reveals a core confusion about lab instruments: It's not always obvious what they measure. Measuring Mass, Measure For Measure, Physics Lab, Lab Instruments, Measuring Instrument, Best Headphones, Digital Clocks, Its Ok, Inventions

Measurements Are Often Full of Lies—and That's OK

Does a balance measure mass or weight? This common question reveals a core confusion about lab instruments: It's not always obvious what they measure.

Information about the International System of Units – the SI – including their definitions using fundamental constants. Image Map, Maths, Definitions, Background Images, Scale, University, Around The Worlds, The Unit, Science

The International System of Units (the SI)

Information about the International System of Units – the SI – including their definitions using fundamental constants.

Measurements, weird and wonderful — TEACHING RESOURCE Hook them in with these measurements - a jiffy, a Warhol, a mouthful, a carat etc! Weird And Wonderful, Warhol, Teacher Resources, Scale, The Unit, Teaching, Weighing Scale, Education, Libra

Measurements weird and wonderful — TEACHING RESOURCE

Measurements, weird and wonderful — TEACHING RESOURCE Hook them in with these measurements - a jiffy, a Warhol, a mouthful, a carat etc!

 Early humans used body parts and natural surroundings to provide suitable measuring instruments. Metric Units, Metric System, Units Of Measurement, Interactive Timeline, Organizational Structure, Early Humans, Measuring Instrument, Academy Of Sciences

Measurement systems

To measure the quantity of anything, we need a comparison with some precise unit value. Early humans used body parts and natural surroundings to provide suitable measuring instruments.

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Wharenui

Wharenui is the Māori word meaning ‘big house’. This diagram of a wharenui shows the key parts of the whare. Careful measurement of each component was needed in the construction of the whare.

Maori Numeracy and Measurement Literacy And Numeracy, Maths, Maori Art, Summary, Scale, Students, Content, Link, Check

Maori Numeracy and Measurement -

If you've seen the Youtube clip for our content on Maori literacy and numeracy, you'll probably know that I'm fascinated by concepts to do with Maori numeracy

How big is a terabyte? How many GB in a TB? How many megabytes in a gigabyte? What& a petabyte? As crazy as it all sounds, it& easy to understand. Phish, Fish Tales, One That Got Away, Geek Tech, Internet, Cool Technology, It Network, Information Technology, Geek Culture

Terabytes, Gigabytes, & Petabytes: How Big Are They?

How big is a terabyte? How many GB in a TB? How many megabytes in a gigabyte? What's a petabyte? As crazy as it all sounds, it's easy to understand.