Metric System Teacher Resources
Find Metric System educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 1,276 resources
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 10 Views 9 Downloads
Converting Within the Metric System
Sal makes conversions within the metric system. He converts 51.8 decimeters to kilometers. This activity helps build number sense and after being viewed, could be applied to conversions made within the U.S. Customary system.
5 mins 5th - 7th Math 5 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 7th Math 22 Views 132 Downloads
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 161 Views 883 Downloads
Explore various types of measurement with fourth graders. They will practice using balance pans to measure the weight of a coin and a graduated cylinder to determine the displacement volume for a bolt. The metric system will be the focus of measurement in this activity.
4th Science 5 Views 106 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Math 19 Views 56 Downloads
Who's On First?
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.
4th - 6th Math 10 Views 99 Downloads
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 28 Views 39 Downloads
Groups of students rotate through five classroom stations to estimate, measure, and record volume, length, weight, mass, and area using both customary and metric measure. They evaluate their data to determine how close their estimates were to actual measurements.
5th - 8th Math 39 Views 206 Downloads
Classification of Matter
This is a great worksheet 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 78 Views 389 Downloads
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 37 Views 635 Downloads
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 3 Views 10 Downloads
Elementary in nature, this slide show presents basics of measurement. Standard measurement tools and units, and the metric system are taught. Use this at the beginning of the year for any science class as an introduction or review of these essential concepts.
6th - 10th Science 13 Views 157 Downloads
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 82 Views 230 Downloads
Scientific Notation, Metric System, and Unit Conversion Review Worksheet
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II worksheet, learners 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.
9th - 11th Math 45 Views 218 Downloads
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 189 Views 1164 Downloads 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 22 Views 126 Downloads