The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is unique and stunning.
Dunluce Castle on the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland is about a 40 minute drive from the city of Derry and close to the popular tourist towns of Portstewart and Portrush. Other nearby visitor attractions include the Giant's Causeway and the Bushmills Distillery.
Estimation Station - students must visit the station by the end of the week. then we count and graph our results.
For the Classroom
The Giant's Causeway - an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland
The Lost Gardens of Heligan -The sleeping Mud Maid was created by local artists Sue Hill and her brother, Pete. This, and their other mud sculpture The Giant's Head, were designed to enhance the woodland experience, following the fashion of Victorian ornamentation. They have become the inspiration for two Heligan-themed children's books written by Sandra Horn and illustrated by Karen Popham.
Here's a set of slips for students to record their estimate of items in the estimation jar.
Estimation idea using patterned wrapping paper... love the idea of encouraging students to use area and multiplication to estimate
Estimation activity for the winter time with students
The Giant's Causeway, Ireland: Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, it is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns up to 12m tall, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. Image source unknown.