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Students practice measuring different objects using non-standard measurement tools. Non-standard measurement is the use of items as measurement tools that are not uniform in size. Using fingers to measure something is an example of non-standard measurement.
1st - 3rd Math 3 Views 20 Downloads
"Scientific Measurements and the Metric System"
Students use the motion probe technique for measuring different types of length, including distance and Students height. Traditional measuring tools, meter stick and other sized rulers are used as a comparison. They worked in groups of 4.
11th - 12th Science 14 Views 27 Downloads
Measurement Webquest and Sim/Lab
Learners complete a webquest in which they explore measurement tools and techniques. After taking measurements on various objects, they compare their results to the measurements they make with rulers. They also watch a short video and complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Which of these is the best tool for the job? Learners examine a measurement scenario and determine which of five tools would be the right choice. There is only one problem, and the learning exercise includes pictures. Because the answer is explained below, consider projecting this as a whole-class warm up, revealing the answer only after listening to the class' responses.
1st - 3rd Math 3 Views 165 Downloads
Units and Measurement
Students discuss the word weight, how much they weigh and the conccept of heavy and light. They hear the story of measurement and the metric system. They work in groups and measure and record items found in the classroom and use a variety of measuring tools.
K - 3rd Math 9 Views 102 Downloads
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
Meet the Measurements
Students explore geometry by utilizing measurement tools. In this measurements lesson, students identify the different forms of measurements such as time, temperature, capacity and length. Students utilize rulers, weights and clocks to measure a number of different objects over the course of several days, documenting their work with a camera.
1st - 3rd Math 17 Views 95 Downloads
Students read several story books that use non-standard measurement such as in the book How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller. They simulate these measuring methods and find that each student has a different result. Then they discuss and use standard measurement techniques.
1st - 2nd Math 8 Views 21 Downloads
Scavenger Hunt For Lengths
Students review measuring and estimating lengths and the different ways of measuring lengths. Next students estimate the measurement of objects in the classroom in feet and inches. They then use tools to measure objects to see how close their estimation was.
5th - 6th Math 7 Views 27 Downloads
Measuring Pumpkins and Our World
Students determine the circumference of a pumpkin. In this measurement lesson, students estimate the circumference of a pumpkin using pieces of yarn which they compare to those of their classmates. They watch as the teacher takes an actual measurement with a piece of ribbon around a pumpkin before they compare their yarn to the ribbon.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 16 Downloads
Volume and the Metric Box
Fifth graders work on the concepts of volume and surface area. They use nets (flat surfaces designed so that they can be folded into a three dimensional shape) as a measurement tool. Using their knowledge of the area of the individual sections of the net, they are able to determine the surface area and volume of this three dimensional shape.
5th Math 3 Views 38 Downloads