SI Units and Density

Scientists use SI units as a common language. Expose learners to the basic measures and prefixes with a video lesson. The instructor presents these concepts as well as introduces density calculations as a way to combine units.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils record the prefixes on a notecard for easy reference
  • Follow the video with conversion practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Monitor the YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing
  • To avoid the comment section, embed the video in a class website if assigning for out-of-class viewing
Pros

  • Shows an example of different measurements such as mass, length, and volume
  • Connects concepts to familiar information
Cons

  • None