Measurement Tools Teacher Resources
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Tools of the Trade
Third graders explore and identify the tools that can be used to measure length, mass/weight, and volume. They discuss how things are measured using different units, and observe the difference between the English and the Metric systems. They experiment with a variety of measurement tools and how they measure different items and units.
3rd Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Fifth graders practice using measuring tools by creating conversion flash cards. In this measuring lesson, 5th graders identify the different measurements often used when cooking and create cards which describe the conversion ratio into another measurement unit.
5th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Applied Science - Science and Math Lab
Although it was written to use in a science class, this measurement lesson is adaptable to Common Core standards in math for measurement and data. Youngsters are introduced to two types of measurement systems. They use both the English and metric systems for measuring volumes of water, and then perform mathematical conversions.
3rd - 6th Math 12 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Looking Closely at a Tree: Introduction to Phenotype
Upon dissecting a young tree branch and inspecting the cambium layer, apical buds, and other physical features, green thumbs also grasp the meanings of the genetic terms genotype and phenotype. Not only are genetics and plant physiology covered in this tremendous resource, it also adheres to the Common Core requirements for literacy in science.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Handy Measure
How many hands tall are you? Challenge kids to measure themselves the way the 19th century Oklahoma horse traders measured their prize horses (can they guess how many hands tall a horse had to be?). There's some background information about this historical context and scholars discuss this traditional form of measurement before trying it out themselves.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 18 Downloads
Proper Measuring Techniques with Correct Equipment
There is no better way to contextualize fractions than in a real-life situation. Learners demonstrate their ability to convert, measure, and determine fractional equivalents as they pertain to both liquid and dry measurements, as needed in a recipe.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Sea
Explore the issue of rising sea levels through an examination of data, satellite photos, and human interest stories. High schoolers work with groups to research and determine, based on data, whether or not sea levels are indeed rising,. Then they develop a proposal to local government regarding what actions should be taken to respond to sea level changes.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Midsegments of a Triangle
High schoolers analyze midsegments of triangles in this lesson. They use Cabri Jr. software to observe the relationships between interior angles and midsegments of triangles. Specific instructions for creating this lesson in Cabri Jr. are included.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Properties of Parabolas
Have your learners investigate parabolas. In this Algebra II lesson, students explore the basic definition of a parabola by using Cabri Jr. to create a parabola given the focus and directrix. Students interpret the equation for a parabola in vertex form.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How can a tiny fungus bring down an entire species of trees? High school ecologists read about chestnut blight, then learn firsthand about the effects of damage to a plant's xylem by cutting notches in celery and observing the results over the next four days.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tracking a Potato Killer: using Longitude and Latitude to Map the Spread of P. Infestans
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data, learners use latitude and longitude to map the instances of the disease, then analyze the data to try to trace its origin.
6th - 10th Science 83 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Structures And Mechanisms
Eighth graders explore and demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to the efficient operation of mechanisms and simple machines. They design and make a mechanical toy device that moves a given object a specified vertical and horizontal distance, and investigate the efficiency of the mechanical device.
8th Science 26 Views 99 Downloads
Taking the Measure of the Universe
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our sun. The lesson plan is extremely well-written, containing background information, teacher narrative, materials and procedures for the activities, and mathematical applications.
6th - 9th Science 24 Views 142 Downloads
Measuring Slope for Rain Gardens
The slope of the land is an important feature when considering the erosion that will occur. For this resource, which is part of a rain garden unit, learners calculate the slope of the proposed garden site. Even if you are not planning a garden or using the entire unit, this lesson can be easily used in any earth science class during the erosion unit.
3rd - 12th Math 13 Views 11 Downloads
Explore metric measurement, recording data, and creating an electronic spreadsheet displaying results with your math class. Scholars will measure the length of their smiles, record the measurements, and represent the results on an electronic spreadsheet.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 83 Downloads
Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an aquatic ecosystem?
7th - 8th Science 22 Views 89 Downloads
Elementary schoolers compare the amount of water they use with the amount that an astronaut uses on a space shuttle flight. All sorts of mathematical thinking is involved here. Learners estimate, measure, graph, analyze, and interpret data from their study.
3rd - 5th Math 7 Views 28 Downloads