Relationships Between Formal Measurement Units: Measure and Record Mass in Kilograms and Grams

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Teach the masses about the metric system with this hands-on measurement lesson. Given a fruit or vegetable, learners estimate, measure, and convert its mass using the metric units gram and kilogram.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this lesson in an upper elementary or middle school math lesson series on the metric system
  • Perform this as a science lesson at the beginning of the year, familiarizing students with measurement tools they'll be using throughout the year
  • Choose fruits and vegetables of various sizes and densities, allowing for follow-up discussions about the difference between mass and volume
Classroom Considerations

  • Send letters home asking parents to donate fruits and vegetables for use in this lesson
Pros

  • Offers questions for guiding a discussion about measuring mass
  • Includes grouping strategies to use during each phase of the lesson
Cons

  • Resource provides only a general outline of the sequence of activities involved in this lesson, requiring the teacher to fill in the details
  • A worksheet for recording measurements and converting units is not included and needs to be created by the teacher