Measuring Length

Your young forensic scientists add to and strengthen their measurement and conversion skills with these seven well-scaffold worksheets. Metric conversions, measuring length, area, and volume, reading thermometers, graduated cylinders, triple beam balances, and temperature conversions are all explained, explored, and practiced.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Classroom Considerations

Before giving the learners the "Forensic Science Worksheet, Thermometers and Temperature Conversions," present and discuss the formulas for converting between Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin.

  • Clever scaffolding builds learners' conceptual understanding of measurement
  • Worksheets include explanations and plenty of practice

There is a mistake on the "Forensic Science Worksheet Metrics and Measurements," but it is easily fixed. The prefix deca is correctly spelled deka on the metric table. A second mistake on the Volume of a Rectangular Solid section is easily fixed by replacing the word area with volume in the directions for the practice problems. 

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