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Young scholars research the roles of the reserve armed forces in a variety of United States military conflicts, then create a documentary that illustrates the contributions of part-time soldiers.
Your class examines the ways that they spend time by evaluating their own schedules. They create a peer research survey to gather information about their various habits. They analyze the data and compare/contrast the activities of themselves and their peers.
Several subjects are addressed within the context of a science lesson about the sun's ultraviolet rays. Elementary earth scientists consider protection of the skin with sunscreens (health), estimating and measuring surface area or an orange and their own bodies (math), and a fictional story, Mr. Slaptail's Curious Contraption, can also be incorporated (language arts). What an exciting lesson within a comprehensive unit on Earth's atmosphere!
A super lesson that integrates technology and career exploration! Kids use graphic organizers and brainstorming to first analyze Time Magazine covers, then they think about what they'll be doing in 10 years. They research careers, make a goal, and then use digital cameras and the computer to make mock Time Magazine covers describing their personal accomplishments. Neat idea!
Would you use a ruler to measure the length of a soccer field? No way! Pupils explore four tools of the trade: yardstick, measuring wheel, tape measure, and ruler. They label 12 measuring tasks with the most appropriate tool. Some of these aren't clear-cut answers, so consider allowing scholars to defend their choice as you review.
Use conversions to practice multiplication and division with these measurement and money problems. First, scholars convert 12 measurements from centimeters to millimeters, using an example to help them understand the process. Next, they do the same from millimeters to centimeters. Mathematicians repeat this process with money, converting dollars to cents and then cents to dollars. There are only whole number answers here, and learners should be encouraged to include necessary symbols and units.
Turn centimeters to meters; scholars practice measurement conversion using metric units. There are two examples to get them started before they complete four sections converting centimeters to meters, meters to centimeters, meters to kilometers, and kilometers to meters. There are no fractions or decimals, and all of these should be done without a calculator. There are 39 conversions total. Note: meters is spelled wrong in the first set of instructions.
Students work in groups to design a device that measures out exactly three minutes. They choose from a variety of common classroom items, design, test and present their solution and then reflect on the pros and cons of their invention.
Learners experiment with unconventional units (toothpicks, etc.) to estimate and measure. They consider the advantages of using standard measuring units.
Middle schoolers investigate the importance of accurate measurements. In this sixth through eighth grade geometry lesson plan, students view Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights as they explore the history of measurement. Middle schoolers use their own feet as a standard measure and then measure and compare distances.
Examine the concept of variation through observation and measurement. Middle schoolers will study a peanut and record any distinguishing characteristics visible as well as sketch their peanuts and describe them in writing. Their peanut is put in a bag with others and they try to identify it. Students then receive 15-20 peanuts in which they make measurements and examine the variation in length of the different peanuts and the variation in measurements.
Students estimate the circumference of a pumpkin. They measure the pumpkin and other school objects, and record the measurements on worksheets.
Third graders work in small groups to complete a number of investigations in which they have to use measurement. They determine the fractional part of the newspaper that is used for news, sports, etc. They compare their height to their the measurement of their outstretched arms.
Use these lesson plans to give your students real world practice with measuring distance, mass, and volume.
Students read "Public Is Wary but Supportive on Rights Curbs," at the New York Times online. They explore how opinion polls are created and conducted, focusing on the wording of questions and the methods of sampling a population.
Conduct guided experiments and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements. Your class will explore impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explain their observations/findings in writing. An introduction to Bertillonage is included along with resources and links.
Students recognize that measuring tools can come in many different shapes and sizes. For this early childhood math lesson, students develop creative-thinking, math, and social skills as they use nontraditional measuring tools.
Young mathematicians explore data collection and mathematical problem solving. They will work in cooperative groups to determine the height of a tree by measuring several predetermined distances on the ground. They will use the data collected to set up mathematical ratio problems and calculate the height of the tree.
Sixth graders explore measuring lung capacity. For this respiratory system lesson, 6th graders conduct an experiment on their fellow class mates that measures how much air capacity their lungs have. Students record and graph the data collected.
Students learn how to measure length using inch units. In this measurement lesson plan, students use two different units of measure to measure the length of a Leopard Shark and then use pattern blocks to measure its length. Students use the Internet to learn more about measurement, create a graph and take an online shark quiz.