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Chemistry 102: The Metric System
Although this lesson is directed at a chemistry class, all laboratory classes require the use of metric measurement. Here is a half-hour video introduction to measurement systems and a thorough teaching about the base-ten metric system for length, mass, volume, time, and temperature.
29 mins 6th - 12th Science
Metric System Basics
Do your learners know that there are different systems to measure length, volume, and weight? Explain metric measuring and its base ten decimal system using this comprehensive set of worksheets! For all three types of measurement, learners first read a page explaining various units of measurement, covering abbreviations, values, and conversions to standard U.
4th - 12th Math
Study Jams! Units of Measurement
As Mia and RJ discuss measurement, your class is introduced to the customary and metric systems for measuring mass, capacity, weight, and length. Temperature scales are also introduced. This resource can help set the foundation for later meeting Common Core standards in math.
2 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Metric on the Move
Students are taught that the metric system is a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter for length, the kilogram for weight, and the liter for volume. They research how to convert from imperial units of measure to the metric system by using mathematical calculations.
4th - 12th Math
Classification of Matter
This is a great learning exercise with an infographic to assist your students in categorizing matter into mixtures and non-mixtures. Information is given about the metric system of measurement. Your young students match 13 terms with their definitions, identify homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures and identify elements and compounds.
9th - 12th Science
Measurement and Conversion of Units in a Recipe
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up. Additionally, they practice measurement conversion and ratio while solving a word problem that asks the students to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.
4th - 5th Math
Industrialization, Chemicals and Human Health - Math
Students review the units of the metric system, and practice estimating measures before actually converting between the two systems of measurement. They participate in activities to visualize a concentration of one part per million. Students explore proportion and scale to model the extent of human health impact as a result of the Chernobyl Incident.
9th - 12th Math
All About Measuring with the Metric System
Students discover the metric system through video clips and Internet activities. In this measurements lesson, students practice using the units of measure for the metric system and compare them to the less popular English system. Students participate in an activity in which they measure each other's smiles using metric units to discover who has the longest smile in class.
6th - 8th Math
Scientific Notation, Metric System, and Unit Conversion Review Worksheet
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II learning exercise, students convert between scientific and standard notation and convert units within the metric system. The four page learning exercise contains ten multi-part questions. Answers are included.
9th - 11th Math
Customary and Metric Measurement
Through a series of worksheets, mathematicians practice with various concepts of measurement. Conveniently, the 6 pages are easily broken up for individual assignments, and seem to progress in difficulty. Math concepts include drawing and measuring lines and items, estimating measurement, converting units, comparing fractions, units of mass and volume, metric system prefixes, and converting between metric and customary units.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. Customary and Metric units
Expose your students to the differences and vocabulary associated with both U.S. Customary Units and Metric Units. Sal defines 14 different terms of measure and then sorts them into two categories. He has lots of little side notes that could be useful if attention is brought to them.
5 mins 4th - 6th Math