Measurement System Teacher Resources

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Metric & Standard Measurement Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teenagers in this engaging video explore different ancient measurement systems. Footage of the teens and computer animations combine to stimulate viewers' interest. The metric system is interchangeably referred to as the decimal system...
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English Measurement System

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine how to convert measurement. In this English Measurement instructional activity, students discover interesting facts about the history of measurement. Students study formulas and practice using them.
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Physics of Roller Coasters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students design a roller coaster and demonstrate their knowledge of Potential and Kinetic Energy. They determine the average velocity a given marble travels on their roller coaster and apply their knowledge of various measurement systems...
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Chemistry 102: The Metric System

For Students 6th - 12th
Although this lesson is directed at a chemistry class, all laboratory classes require the use of metric measurement. Here is a half-hour video introduction to measurement systems and a thorough teaching about the base-ten metric system...
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A Measuring Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice measuring items. In this measurement instructional activity, students read the book Measuring Penny and create their own system of measurement. Students measure various items in the classroom, using their creative...
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A Common Measuring System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the units of measurement of the Metric system. They translate a standard recipe into one using metric units. One group prepares the recipe using standard measurements and another prepares it using Metric units. They...
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Compare and Convert Metric Units of Length

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Leaping frogs lead the way in a lesson on metric conversion. A review of the customary measurement system and metric system starts the lesson, followed by a detailed explanation of how the metric system is based around the meter. Then, a...
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Minutes and Days

For Teachers 5th Standards
Elapsed time is a skill developed by the single question that is the center of this activity. Fifth graders are asked to find out the time that is 2011 minutes after the beginning of 2011. This question addresses the standard that...
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Applied Science - Science and Math Lab

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Although it was written to use in a science class, this measurement lesson plan is adaptable to Common Core standards in math for measurement and data. Youngsters are introduced to two types of measurement systems. They use both the...
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Making Simple Conversions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore unit conversions. They create visual models of measurement units, identify tables of equivalent units and make simple conversions with in a measurement system. Students produce charts that identify units of measure...
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Integrated Algebra Practice

For Students 9th
In this Algebra I learning exercise, 9th graders solve problems involving conversions within measurement systems.  The one page learning exercise contains a combination of thirteen multiple choice and free response questions.  Solutions...
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Mass, Volume, and Weight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore mass, volume, and weight. In this science and measurement lesson, students compare volume, mass, and weight after listening to the teacher's description of each. Students explore different scales and balances and...
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Meet the Measurements

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore geometry by utilizing measurement tools. In this measurements lesson, students identify the different forms of measurements such as time, temperature, capacity and length. Students utilize rulers, weights and clocks to...
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Parts Are Parts: The English Measurement System

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders view and measure common body parts to find a fathom, a span, and inch. They discuss the historical information about how standard English measurements came to be and why body parts can no longer be used as a standard...
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Measurement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the metric system and examine other ways to measure.  In this measurement lesson students complete activities that help them to better understand the measuring system. 
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The Royal Cubit

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the history of measurement in ancient Egypt. In this math lesson, students discuss the development of a standardized measurement system. Students measure using various units and discuss the results and the need for a...
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Metric Conversions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students practice the fundamentals of converting metric measurements. They translate a mathematical idea from one form to another and compare and convert a given measurement to another unit within the same measurement system. Students...
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Weight

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders select appropriate units for measuring and solving problems in customary systems, identify equivalent measures within measurement system, and estimate, determine, record, and discuss weight using appropriate customary...
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Metric Conversions

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners translate a mathematical idea from one form to another. They compare and convert a given measurement to another unit within the same measurement system.
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Measuring Elapsed Time

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders convert units within the same measurement system and be able to determine elapsed time. They are given a start time and an end time of a game. Students determine the amount of elapsed time from the data that is given.
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All About Measuring with the Metric System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the metric system through video clips and Internet activities. In this measurements lesson, students practice using the units of measure for the metric system and compare them to the less popular English system....
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An Inflated Impression of Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
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Distance in Space

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore space science by measuring distances between planets. In this solar system lesson, 6th graders view a Bill Nye video and discover the conversion between the metric system and imperial measuring systems. Students...
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Temperature Conversions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the different between the English system of measurement and the metric system. Working ins mall groups, students read the weather map. They convert temperatures from one measurement system to another.

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