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Estimation Station with Field Trip

How much is “a lot”? Which has more or less? Estimation Station is a hands-on, exhibit-based program designed to provide students with “real life” encounters with estimation. Students will be free to explore a variety of exhibit stations and estimate length, mass, volume, quantity, area, distance, and time. This Learning Lab is designed to introduce and reinforce the use of a referent as an estimation strategy. Students in the higher grades will track their estimates and actual measurements on data sheets. Estimation Station helps students to understand that mathematics involves more than being exact.


Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS):

  • Measurement of objects and quantities
  • Make predictions and collect date information


Addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):

  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Measurement and Data
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten
  • Grades K – 3
Lab Time
  • 1 – 1.5 Hours
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • $12 per student
  • $8 per adult

Requires a 6:1 child/adult ratio. Prices listed do not include transportation of students to/from the Museum.


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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