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Represent Weight Measurement Quantities Using Diagrams
Learn how to use a diagram to represent measurements of weight in the third of five videos on the topic. A handy review of conversions begins the lesson, with an example of how to use a table to determine conversion amounts. The video then walks through solving a word problem and checking the work using different diagrams to assist thinking.
7 mins 3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jack and the Beanstalk: Measurement Ideas
Have fun with Jack and his beanstalk! Primary learners will practice skills at various activity centers, including: weight measurement, money, art, nonstandard length measurement, problem solving, music, reading, and writing. Every activity ties into the story.
K - 1st Language Arts 24 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Easy Equivalent Measures
Learners demonstrate their understanding of equivalent measures. They work in a group and label various measuring tools for weight, length, capacity, and temperature. Plenty of links to important websites and teacher narrative are provided for this hands-on lesson.
2nd - 4th Math 29 Views 331 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Estimate and explore the length and weight of classroom items using standard measurement and scales. Students will work in groups to determine appropriate measuring tools, weigh or measure items, and record their results on a data chart. They will also participate in a related online activity.
2nd - 4th Math 40 Views 262 Downloads
Longer and Heavier? Shorter and Heavier?
For many young children it seems obvious that longer objects are heavier than shorter objects. This assumption is put to the test as the class investigates the relationship between length and weight in a whole-group activity. Using a balance, the teacher compares objects of varying length and weight to demonstrate for young learners that these two attributes are actually independent of one another.
K Math 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Spring Scale Engineering
After examining how a spring scale works, teams work together to design their own general measurement device. Reading material provides background information, but there is no part of the procedure in which learners handle an actual spring scale.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 14 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Weight and Mass & Forces in Equilibrium
I would weigh less on the moon? Send me there, then! On the top of the first page, a cartoon image demonstrates the difference between Earth and the moon. It then goes on to describe weight and mass and provides five practice problems for force and mass.
8th - 12th Science 53 Views 49 Downloads
Convert Measurements to Solve Weight Problems
How do you break down and solve a word problem that involves converting weight measurements? And how can that help decide how many strawberries are needed in fruit salad? That's the focus of this lesson. A handy review of metric units begins the learning, along with a discussion on pulling important information from a word problem and the common mistake of not taking unit size into account when deciding which weights are heavier.
6 mins 3rd - 5th Math 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Break out the balances for this primary grade lesson on weight measurement. Using common elementary school manipulatives like unifix or snap cubes, young mathematicians determine the weight of four different classroom objects. A graphic organizer is provided for recording results, with children drawing a picture of the object and writing down the weight they measured.
Pre-K - 1st Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 184 Views 1158 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Which Weighs More? Which Weighs Less?
Expand the the comparative language of young mathematicians with a hand-on weight measurement activity. Working independently or in pairs, children compare the weight of large wooden blocks to various other classroom objects, recording their results by drawing the items in either the heavier or lighter side of a two-column table.
Pre-K - 1st Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Customary Units of Capacity and Weight
Six straightforward word problems require learners to use customary units of capacity (pints, quarts, cups, gallons) on this assignment. In order to answer each question, they must write an explanation in the form of a mathematical sentence.
3rd - 6th Math 26 Views 236 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adopt a Schoolyard Tree
Help young scientists connect with nature and learn about trees with a fun life science lesson. Heading out into the school yard, children choose a tree to adopt, taking measurements, writing descriptions, and drawing sketches of it in their science journals.
2nd - 5th Math 30 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring Mass Using Non-Standard Units of Measurement
Students explore mass measurements. In this non-standard unit measurement instructional activity, students use non-standard units of measurement to find the weight of different objects. They work in small groups and complete a variety of measuring activities.
1st - 2nd Math 40 Views 80 Downloads
Why Do We Need Measurement Tools?
Why do we need standard measurement? Youngsters will listen to How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller, compare family member footprints cut out of paper, and conclude why standard measurement is important. They will also participate in a hands-on investigation of a variety of common measuring tools.
K - 2nd Science 58 Views 414 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measuring Larval Monarchs
Data collection and interpretation is a big part of math as well as science. Get kids into graphing with a hands-on instructional activity where butterflies are the main attraction. The class reviews everything they know about the monarch life cycle, migration, and the characteristics of monarch larvae.
3rd Science 20 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring with Our Foot: Lesson 2 of 7
Mini mathematicians measure the same distances as in a previous instructional activity using an outline cutout of their foot. This enables pupils to practice using nonstandard units and to compare the measurement totals using their feet and the teacher's foot.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 30 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Big is Big?
In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of students' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they work in groups to find the measurements of different animals and plants, and then make scale models of them.
6th - 12th Math 36 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Influence of Initiator Concentration on the Molecular Weight of Polystyrene
This in-depth organic chemistry lab walks learners through an investigation of the effect of initiator concentration on the resulting molecular weight of polystyrene. It is important that you use this lesson plan with experienced chemistry learners as they will synthesize polystyrene several times and calculate efflux time and viscosity.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Measurement: Accuracy and Precision
Accuracy v. precision! A very interesting slideshow for a concept that is important but not always covered. Dart boards and golf greens are shown with many examples of darts and bills that show how results can be either accurate or precise, both or neither.
9th - Higher Ed Math 56 Views 157 Downloads