Measurement System Teacher Resources
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Customary Measurement Conversions
Fifth graders study measurement conversions in hands-on activities. In this measurement conversions lesson, 5th graders create a KWL chart about measuring liquids. Students participate in hands on activities using liquid measurements. Students create conversion tables and use them to complete the Customary Measurement Conversions.
5th Math 39 Views 158 Downloads
Metric & Standard Measurement Systems
Teenagers in this engaging video explore different ancient measurement systems. Footage of the teens and computer animations combine to stimulate viewers' interest. The metric system is interchangeably referred to as the decimal system in this video.
5 mins 6th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Physics of Roller Coasters
Students design a roller coaster and demonstrate their knowledge of Potential and Kinetic Energy. They determine the average velocity a given marble travels on their roller coaster and apply their knowledge of various measurement systems by converting the average velocity from cm per second to miles per hour.
4th - 8th Science 41 Views 212 Downloads
The Royal Cubit
Students explore the history of measurement in ancient Egypt. In this math lesson, students discuss the development of a standardized measurement system. Students measure using various units and discuss the results and the need for a standardized measure.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 13 Downloads
Measure for Measure: Lenghts and Heights
Students investigate the importance of accurate measurements. In this sixth through eighth grade geometry activity, students view Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights as they explore the history of measurement. Students use their own feet as a standard measure and then measure and compare distances.
6th - 8th Math 48 Views 99 Downloads
Measuring Where We Sit In The Universe
Students investigate scientific measurement. They use a variety of scales to do the job and communicate the results correctly. The teacher uses socratic questioning throughout the lesson checking for comprehension. Students measure some of the objects in the room.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights
Students explore measuring tools by calculating heights and lengths of random objects. In this distance measurement lesson, students utilize the Internet service MapQuest to measure the distance between their current towns and many other popular destinations.
6th - 8th Math 6 Views 62 Downloads
Scale Up or Down
Seventh graders use polygons to create scale drawings on quarter-inch grid paper, while making conversions within the same measurement system. They focus on how the length of the sides of the original figure relates to the length of the second figure and determine an appropriate scale factor for their drawings.
7th Math 11 Views 47 Downloads
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Elementary schoolers learn about metric units and how they are used by engineers. They learn how engineers use the units to measure mass, distance, and volume. Then, they estimate measurements of units, and compare them to actual measurements.
3rd - 5th Math 10 Views 39 Downloads
Area and Volume Metric Conversions
Middle schoolers convert units of area and volume within the metric measurement system. They build models of square and cubic centimeters using centimeter grid paper. Students describe the attributes of the unit and what it measures.
6th - 8th Math 9 Views 95 Downloads
Classification of Clouds
Young scholars view a cloud slide show presentation and identify types of clouds. They estimate height based on cloud's appearance. They discuss the vague nature of cloud nomenclature and compare it to the English standard measurement system.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads