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Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal. They line animal pictures up to show how they compare from smallest to largest. It's a good lesson that combines measurement, data collection, comparative analysis, and Arctic animals.
Measuring Elevation Past and Present
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of three schoolyard trees. The video makes for a fascinating anticipatory set to practicing the triangulation technique.
Measuring Larval Monarchs
Data collection and interpretation is a big part of math as well as science. Get kids into graphing with a hands-on lesson where butterflies are the main attraction. The class reviews everything they know about the monarch life cycle, migration, and the characteristics of monarch larvae. Each child measures a monarch caterpillar, records his findings, and then uses the data to create a class distribution chart. Multiplication, metric measurement, and the life cycle; sounds like a winning combination!
Introduction to Angle Measure
An all-encompassing package provides video clips that demonstrate real-world activities that have to do with angles. After watching the Cyberchase cartoons, learners discuss why a "v" shape is used to measure a turn. A pair of vital worksheets and different-leveled assessments are provided through embedded links. You will appreciate this comprehensive lesson and the support it provides!
Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile
Are economic and political leaders prioritizing what we need most? In the business world of facts, figures, and profits, Chip Conley makes a passionate call for inspired employees. Using Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Bhutan's modern method of governance as a guide, Conley encourages his audience and leaders to value the intangible, measure gross national happiness, and create conditions for employees to live their calling.
New! How Sublime: Exploring and Measuring the Triple Point of Dry Ice
Solid, liquid, or gas? Or all three? Young chemists make observations of dry ice and measure the pressure associated with its triple point. Pre-lab exercises include drawing Lewis structures and explaining bonding theories. An observation table and detailed procedures for measuring pressure are provided, along with analysis and conclusion questions. If you are planning on spending any time on sublimation with your chemistry class, this resource will be a strong supplement.
Kindergartners measure the lengths of common classroom objects. They use standard and non-standard measures. The little ones should love this lesson because they get to use tape measures, rulers, yardsticks, scales, clocks, calendars, and thermometers. After listening to the book Twelve Snails to One Lizard, youngsters get into groups and practice using their tools of measurement. The lesson will require quite a bit of parental, teacher, or big buddy help in order for it to be a success.
Measuring Lesson Plans and Metric System Conversions
Students may review measurement, and metric system conversions by measuring one another and the world around them.
Measuring the Area of Polygons
Fourth graders use pattern blocks to explore areas of polygons. They explain that the answers to the area of the same polygon vary according to the units of measurement used. They visualize how different units of measurement can be used to measure the same area, and how the unit used will change the answer but not the area.
Identifying and measuring angles with a protractor can provide a fun way for students to learn this mathematical concept.
Measuring with Our Foot: Lesson 2 of 7
Mini mathematicians measure the same distances as in a previous lesson plan using an outline cutout of their foot. This enables pupils to practice using nonstandard units and to compare the measurement totals using their feet and the teacher's foot. Two excellent worksheets are included in this plan.
Why Do We Need Measurement Tools?
Why do we need standard measurement? Youngsters will listen to How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller, compare family member footprints cut out of paper, and conclude why standard measurement is important. They will also participate in a hands-on investigation of a variety of common measuring tools.
New! Measuring and Protecting Skin
Several subjects are addressed within the context of a science lesson about the sun's ultraviolet rays. Elementary earth scientists consider protection of the skin with sunscreens (health), estimating and measuring surface area or an orange and their own bodies (math), and a fictional story, Mr. Slaptail's Curious Contraption, can also be incorporated (language arts). What an exciting lesson within a comprehensive unit on Earth's atmosphere!
Practice: Measuring Angles and Using a Protractor and More!
Four fabulous worksheets are included in this resource, all having to do with the measurement of angles. On the first, anglers will use a protractor to determine the degrees of 10 different angles. An arc is drawn on each. On the second, six triangles are depicted for which learners measure various angles. Finally, six 360-degree circles are printed, and geometers are instructed to divide it into a designated number of sections using a protractor. A nifty handout follows that provides useful information about angles and the use of a protractor.
I Can Name that Angle in One Measure! - Grade Eight
Collaborative groups work with geometry manipulatives to investigate conjectures about angles. They create a graphic organizer to use in summarizing relationships among angles in intersecting, perpendicular and parallel lines cut by a transversal. This sharp lesson plan gets the class to investigate a real-world situation requiring finding an angle that cannot be measured directly.
Lesson 2 - Design Process-Measuring Wind Speed
A terrific lesson focused on the design process. It begins with a presentation, "Design: Solve a Problem," which lists the steps of the process and then introduces the specific challenge: to build a device that measures wind speed. Cooperative groups come up with several suggested methods that meet the specific criteria. They choose one possibility and test it. Teacher tips, student worksheets, an answer key, and the PowerPoint are all provided
Jack and the Beanstalk: Measurement Ideas
Have fun with Jack and his beanstalk! Primary learners will practice skills at various activity centers, including: weight measurement, money, art, nonstandard length measurement, problem solving, music, reading, and writing. Every activity ties into the story.
A Handy Measure
Hold your horses! Young learners discover the history behind measuring the height of horses "by hands." They also study the history of Oklahoma, and how horses played such an important role in settling the state. An excellent worksheet which invites them to measure a horse using the hands method is present. Additionally, they take turns measuring each other using the same technique.
Measuring with a Microscope
After considering the importance of scale, microbiologists measure the field of view for the 40X and 100X objectives of a compound light microscope. With this information, they calculate the size of a paramecium and a corn stem cell. They also calculate the field of view for the high power objective so that they can use it to determine size. Because of the math and cognitive ability required, the lesson is geared toward high school biology scholars. A well-written lab sheet is provided.
Chapter 7: Measuring Domestic Output, National Income, and the Price Level
Young economists will enjoy this approachable and informative presentation. It is full of helpful graphs and definitions. Especially interesting will be the graph that measures the global perspective of the underground economy as a percent of GDP, as well as a discussion about an expenditures approach versus an income approach to economics.