Chemistry Lesson: The Metric System and Conversions

Provide class members with an opportunity to fully understand chemistry conversions with this short, yet engaging video segment. It covers the metric system, when and how to use prefixes, and how to convert between metric units.       

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide individuals with visual images to relate with metric system terms (millimeter, kilometer, etc.)
  • Allow volunteers to perform conversions on the white board in front of class for a more enriching discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide individuals with a calculator to use for conversions if needed

  • Metric system terms and other chemistry terms are well defined
  • Length of video is short enough to provide additional time in class for completion of additional problems

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