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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.
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II worksheet, students convert units within the metric system.  The four page worksheet contains explanation, examples, and forty questions.  Answers are included. 
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II worksheet, students convert between scientific and standard notation and convert units within the metric system.  The four page worksheet contains ten multi-part questions.  Answers are included. 
Students identify the most appropriate metric prefix to use. They describe the usefulness of a system based on tens. Students compare the metric system to the American system of measurement. They develop a metric flip book to use a reference. Students define the Metric System.
Young scholars explore volume using the metric system. In this 5E model of a metric measurement lesson, students investigate using the metric system to determine the volume of several different objects.
In this word search activity, students locate words related to the metric system. The word list includes volume, contains, and length.
Students investigate the Metric System. They discuss the history of the Metric System, convert various units of measurement into the Metric System, and solve problems on a spreadsheet.
Students compare and contrast the English and Metric system. For this chemistry lesson, students demonstrate how to convert English to metric and vise versa. They solve problems following the rules of significant figures.
Students may review measurement, and metric system conversions by measuring one another and the world around them.
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. There is even a related laboratory exercise that provides measurement practice. Have your class watch the video at home and do the hands-on portion in class.
Sixth and seventh graders construct a "metric machine" as a kinesthetic aide in converting from one unit to another in grams, liters, or meters. They complete a metric activity on the Internet and view about five minutes of a video on the metric system. Pupils build on their previous understanding of multiplying and i by powers of ten.
Students review the units of the metric system, convert from the US system of units of measure to the metric system, and estimate measures before converting between the two systems of measurement.
Young scholars develop a slideshow that presents their understanding of the metric system. They create a brochure intended to convince the government and the public that the United States should switch to an entirely metric system of measurement.
Have you ever considered why the number 10 is so important to us? That's what learners do here. They explore patterns formed by powers of ten and by decimals, convert units of measure within the metric system, and express these in the appropriate form. Play money is also used to explore denominations up to 1,000. The video mentioned is not included, but there are many other engaging activities detailed. A written log and reflection piece helps to cement knowledge.
Learners 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.
Students become familiar with the metric system by measuring items on a table.
Pupils measure different length of wood. For this agriculture mechanics lesson, students solve problems using the metric system. They compare and contrast U.S. customary and metric system.
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.S. units. Then, they practice by answering questions, matching names to abbreviations, and mastering the prefix meanings.
In this metric system worksheet, students complete notes on measurements used in the metric system, the metric system prefixes and estimates of measurements of length in centimeters.
In this converting in the metric system worksheet, students solve 27 short answer problems. Students convert various metric lengths, volumes, or mass' into other metric measurements such as liters to milliliters.

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