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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 CCSS: Designed
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 CCSS: Designed
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 CCSS: Designed
What You Can Do
That's a ton of trash! Measure the amount of garbage generated in the classroom in order to make estimates about the waste produced by the entire school and all schools in the state. This eye-opening exercise leads into a discussion about different ways for reducing trash.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Designed
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 CCSS: Designed
Estimate and explore the length and weight of classroom items using standard measurement and scales. Learners 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
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
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 CCSS: Designed
Compare and Convert Metric Units of Weight
How big is a gram versus a kilogram? How do you know? Learners tackle this question in the fourth of five videos focused on knowing the relative sizes of measurement units. A review of the term conversion and using a conversion chart is included, along with a recap of the customary and metric systems.
6 mins 3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Pumpkins By the Pound
Use pumpkins of various sizes to experiment with weight and perimeter. First the class lifts the pumpkins one by one, estimating each pumpkin's weight. They arrange the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest, and then string weigh each one to determine how well they estimated.
1st - 3rd Math 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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Global Atmospheric Change: The Math Link
Change up the classroom atmosphere with this interdisciplinary resource. Following along with the children's book Mr. Slaptail's Curious Contraption, these math worksheets provide practice with a wide range of topics including simple addition of one- and two-digit numbers, basic shape identification, calculation of area and perimeter, and measurement.
K - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Application Problems Involving Units of Weight
Apply mathematics skills with this word problem involving units of weight. Sal assesses the given data, converts tons into pounds, divides, and simplifies his answer. This concept is very well explained and would fit nicely into a full lesson.
7 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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 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 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 CCSS: Adaptable
It's not just a slideshow, it's a lesson on mass. First, learners complete a mental math warm-up, where they determine the number before and after a series of given numbers, then they form groups to weigh packages and compare mass. Pupils use both standard and non-standard units of measure to compare and weigh their packages.
2nd - 3rd Math
The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student handouts, and internet resources are provided to build a complete atmosphere mini-unit.
5th - 8th Science