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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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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English Measurement System

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine how to convert measurement. In this English Measurement lesson, students discover interesting facts about the history of measurement. Students study formulas and practice using them.
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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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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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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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Applied Science - Science and Math Lab

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Although it was written to use in a science class, this measurement lesson 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 English...
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Metric System Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Measure young mathematicians' understanding of the metric system with this fun game of Jeopardy. Covering a variety of topics from unit abbreviations and measurement tools, to performing calculations and unit conversions, this...
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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 lesson, students read the book Measuring Penny and create their own system of measurement. Students measure various items in the classroom, using their creative measurement system.
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Mass, Volume, and Weight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore mass, volume, and weight. In this science and measurement lesson plan, 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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Classification of Clouds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a cloud slide show presentation and identify types of clouds. They estimate height based on cloud's appearance. They discuss the vague nature of cloud nomenclature and compare it to the English standard measurement...
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Money Word Problems: English Pounds and Pence

For Students 4th - 5th
In this money word problems worksheet, students solve 10 story problems in which mixed operations are used. The money and measurement systems are English: pounds and pence.
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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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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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Technology Lesson Activity: Fractions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using the English measuring system by creating fractions.  For this parts of a whole lesson, 5th graders combine math key bars to simulate small parts of a bigger item.  Students combine the pieces to create...
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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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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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Making Simple Conversions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the concept of converting mathematical units that are found in a measurement system. The creation of visual models makes the lesson adaptable for many different types of learners.
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Scale Up or Down

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use polygons to create scale drawings on quarter-inch grid paper, while making conversions within the same measurement system. They focus on how the length of the sides of the original figure relates to the length of...