How many chickens do you weigh? Interactive exhibit explores ‘language of measurement’

Photo provided | Boone County Public Library

Kids can weigh themselves in chickens, or find out how tall they are in apples or pennies in the new Measurement Rules exhibit at the Boone County Public Library. 

The interactive exhibit seeks to explain how we measure our world and why. It also explores nonstandard units of measurement, like counting “Mississippis” or measuring with our feet rather than a 12-inch ruler. 

The exhibit comes from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Ann Fullenkamp, director of design of the Children’s Museum, said the exhibit is designed for kids to learn cooperation in addition to “the language of measurement.” 

Kids can explore concepts of time, length, volume, and can actually take their weight in chickens at the visiting exhibit, which is open now through August 28 at the Main Library, located at 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington.

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