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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, learners 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.
Students are able to measure various objects using English and metric systems within half of the smallest unit of the measurement device. Students identify units of length, volume, mass and temperature according to International System of Units (SI) within half of the smallest unit of the measurement device. They determine surface area of that object with half of the smallest unit of the measurement device.
Students 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.
For this word search worksheet, 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. In this chemistry instructional activity, 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 it was written to use in a science class, this measurement instructional activity 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.
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 measurement of the Metric system. They translate a standard recipe into one using metric units. One group prepares the recipe using standard measurements and another prepares it using Metric units. They compare the two.
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.
Students compare and convert units of measurement within the United States customary system and within the metric system by baking cookies. Students discuss how to double the cookie recipe, how to make only half of the recipe, and how to convert the recipe from standard to metric units of measurement.
Celebrate National Metric Week with a fun-filled field day where learners actively apply the metric system.
Students describe how objects in the universe range from smaller than atoms to larger than galaxies. they explain how the metric system works and compare it to the English system of measurement.
Students 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.
Teaching students about the metric system can be a hands on experience combining games, activities, and projects.
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.

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