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Measurement System Teacher Resources
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Young scholars explore mass, volume, and weight. In this science and measurement lesson plan, students compare volume, mass, and weight after listening to the teacher's description of each. Young scholars explore different scales and balances and complete a worksheet in which they identify which of the instruments should be used to measure volume, weight, and mass.
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five characteristics of living things and a few specialized branches of biology. The majority of the slides in this collection are dedicated to explaining steps of the scientific method in detail.
Middle schoolers discover the metric system through video clips and Internet activities. In this measurements lesson plan, students practice using the units of measure for the metric system and compare them to the less popular English system. Middle schoolers participate in an activity in which they measure each other's smiles using metric units to discover who has the longest smile in class.
Examine the use of non-standard and standard measurement when determining length! In this measurement instructional activity, 1st graders use non-standard units of measure to determine how far they jump. They color squares on graph paper to show the length of jumps determining that the smaller the boxes the greater the number needed to show the length of a jump. They determine the need for standard units of measure.
Ninth graders estimate and convert measurements using the U.S. Standard system. They read and discuss a chart for conversions, and with the teacher complete a variety of conversions involving length, time, capacity, and weight. Students then independently complete a worksheet.
Students practice using the appropriate units of measurement based on the size of the object. For this measuring lesson, students predict the size of certain objects in their classroom, then compare the predictions to the actual measurements. Students discover when to use the bigger or smaller units of measurement.