Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 4th - 6th
For this math worksheet, students will work in small groups to measure the height of objects, such as trees, using their shadows. Students will be able to determine heights of objects that cannot be directly measured.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Whatcha Gunna Do When the Hulkster's Measuring Too??

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students measure using tools they have made. In this algebra lesson plan, students measure the height and distance using non-traditional measuring methods. They apply their findings to algebra and trigonometry properties of measurements.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

TE Activity: Bubbling Plants

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study a way to quantify the process of photosynthesis during a given time using the Elodea plant. They design a hypothesis that they test in the hands on activity. They compare the amounts of photosynthesis that occur during low...
Interactive
McGraw Hill

Extra Solar Planets Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Studying what you can't see can be challenging. Discover how scientists use indirect measurements to prove the existence of planets and estimate their sizes. The introduction explains the symbiotic movement of planets and stars during an...
Interactive
McGraw Hill

Binary Stars Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A celestial body's distance from Earth makes studying its characteristics much more difficult. Learn how scientists use indirect measures to determine the size of stars. The interactive activity has individuals adjust the size of binary...
Lesson Plan
Nuffield Foundation

Microscale Investigations of Catalase Activity in Plant Extracts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Use indirect measurements to monitor metabolic activity in plant cells. Scholars understand that cells with a higher metabolic rate have a higher concentration of catalase enzyme. They use this information to compare metabolic rates of...
Instructional Video5:39
SciShow

How Can the Universe Be Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Flat, positively curved, or negatively curved ... what is the true shape of the universe? Scientists use many indirect measurements to base their theories on the shape of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Heating Up: Direct and Indirect Sunlight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, by conducting simulations, explore the effects of direct and indirect sunlight on heating of the Earth.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Pan Balance: Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of equivalence as it relates to comparing concrete objects to determine greater or lesser attributes such as length and weight. In this pan balance-shapes instructional activity, students make estimations...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Economic Goals and Measuring Activity

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish....
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Measurement Man

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the measurements of capacity by constructing a creative project in the shape of a man. The man has body parts that represent different units of measurement and can be used to make conversions. This is highly concrete and...
Instructional Video5:44
Curated OER

How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Scale Factor?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Similar figures have corresponding sides and corresponding angles. With this in mind, missing values can be found by using a scale factor. Not sure how to do that? Watch this video as the instructor illustrates how to set up the known...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Between-Figure and Within-Figure Ratios

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Tie the unit together and see concepts click in your young mathematicians' minds. Scholars apply the properties of similar triangles to find heights of objects. They concentrate on the proportions built with known measures and solve to...
Worksheet
Curated OER

Similar Figures

For Students 10th
In this geometry worksheet students explore similar polygons and determine measure of missing sides and angles. Students use indirect measurement with similar triangles and determine the area and volume of similar figures. The seven page...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Measures and Weights!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders increase their estimation and measurement skills in regard to the metric system. After a lecture/demo, student groups weigh and measure a variety of objects using metric measurement.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice measuring items with non standard units. In this units lesson plan, students measure shapes, lengths, and classroom objects.
Instructional Video4:12
Curated OER

How Do You Find a Scale Factor in Similar Figures?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Three angles of one triangle are equal to the corresponding angles in another triangle. Use a ratio of corresponding sides to find the scale factor. Actually, there are two scale factor values. The instructor will explain how to get both...
Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Area of Irregular Figures

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Painting an irregular figure can be tricky if we don't know the exact area. This interactive presentation reveals that irregular figures can be broken into smaller, simple figures that use the area formulas. Go through two examples,...
Performance

How Tall is the Tree?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pairs or small groups work together to determine the height of a tree using similar triangles. Learners make a judgement which direction to let a tree fall to avoid hitting any structures. They then write letters to the principal...
Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)

Sonar Mapping of the Ocean Floor

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders participate in an experiment that emulates a sonar signal bouncing off the ocean floor. They determine how the ocean floor is measured by the length of time it takes for the sonar signal to return. They work with a wooden...
Worksheet
Curated OER

Integrating Physics-Observing and Experimenting to Find Relationships

For Students 8th - 11th
In this experimental relationship worksheet, students read about direct and indirect relationships between variables in experiments. They answer three questions about relationships between variables.
Worksheet
Curated OER

Similar Figure Word Problems

For Students 7th - 10th
In this similar figure worksheet, learners use similar figures and indirect measurement to determine distance.  They use proportions of similar figures to determine scale figures.  This two-page worksheet contains 8 problems.  Answers...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Getting it Right! An Investigation of the Pythagorean Theorem

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In order to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem, young mathematicians investigate relations and patterns between different sides of a right triangle to look for possible relations among the squared sides. Once they have established the...
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Baylor College

We Need Water

For Teachers K - 3rd
There's nothing quite like a glass of ice-cold, freshly squeezed lemonade. Lesson seven of this series explains how the water humans need to survive can come in many forms. Teach your class about how much water humans require every day...