Metric System Teacher Resources
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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 73 Views 223 Downloads
Scientific Notation, Metric System, and Unit Conversion Review Worksheet
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.
9th - 11th Math 41 Views 213 Downloads
Don't Flip Out Over the Metric System
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.
5th - 9th Math 50 Views 155 Downloads
The Metric System and Significant Figures
Students compare and contrast the English and Metric system. In this chemistry lesson, students demonstrate how to convert English to metric and vise versa. They solve problems following the rules of significant figures.
10th - 11th Science 33 Views 45 Downloads
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 8 Views 8 Downloads
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 18 Views 129 Downloads
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 15 Views 54 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 9 Views 98 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 25 Views 37 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 138 Views 867 Downloads