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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. For 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 instructional activity is adaptable to Common Core standards in math for measurement and data. Youngsters are introduced to two types of measurement systems. They use...
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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
Young scholars practice measuring items. In this measurement lesson, students read the book Measuring Penny and create their own system of measurement. Young scholars measure various items in the classroom, using their creative...
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Mass, Volume, and Weight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars explore different scales and balances...
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Classification of Clouds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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 system.
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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 worksheet, 9th graders solve problems involving conversions within measurement systems.  The one page worksheet contains a combination of thirteen multiple choice and free response questions.  Solutions are provided.   
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Technology Lesson Activity: Fractions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using the English measuring system by creating fractions.  In 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
Young scholars explore geometry by utilizing measurement tools. In this measurements lesson, students identify the different forms of measurements such as time, temperature, capacity and length. Young scholars utilize rulers, weights and...
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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.  For 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 instructional activity, students discuss the development of a standardized measurement system. Students measure using various units and discuss the results and...
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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...
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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 instructional activity, students practice using the units of measure for the metric system and compare them to the less popular English...
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Customary Measurement Conversions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study measurement conversions in hands-on activities. In this measurement conversions lesson, 5th graders create a KWL chart about measuring liquids. Students participate in hands on activities using liquid measurements....
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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
Students 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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Adding Length Units-- Standard Measurement

For Students 4th - 5th
In this measurement word problems activity, students solve 5 problems in which standard units of length are added. There is a detailed example on the page.
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Converting American Units of Length

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this math worksheet, students convert American standard units of length measurement in 30 problems. Included are conversions to inches, feet, yards and miles. There are no hints or examples on the page.
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Metrics

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover the need for a universal measurement system. They practice using basic metric units in measuring distance and weight.
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I Can Do This! Systems of Equations

For Students 7th - 8th
In this systems of equations worksheet, learners observe models of systems of equations. They determine the value of each model to make the systems of equations true. Students write equations to support the depicted model. This four-page...
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US Weights and Measures (Imperial) (03)

For Students 6th - 7th
In this standard conversion worksheet, students solve 42 problems in which US weights and measures are converted to different units. No conversion table is provided.
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Food For Thought

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Science can be quite tasty. A delectable unit from NASA shows learners why it's important to consider food, nutrition, and health in space. Four lessons explore the idea in great depth, including testing cookie recipes. Along the way,...
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The Smart Son

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Grab your youngsters' attention by reading the poem, "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. The son in the poem was not smart in how he handled his money. Mathematics whizzes help him out by using ratio problems to re-calculate his money exchange....
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Converting Units of Measure

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Follow six steps to implement this series of metric worksheets. Here, mathematicians exhibit their knowledge of problem solving, while converting units of measurement and label their answers with the applicable unit name.
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Sky High

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
How are skyscrapers built? What does it take to make a structurally sound building? How can one work within a budget to complete a building project? These guiding questions will be investigated and answered within a hands-on lesson....
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What Can Tree Rings Tell Us About Climate?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Tree rings are slightly thicker on the south side of the tree because it receives more sunlight. Part two in a series of five lessons helps learners analyze tree rings to determine the environmental conditions that caused size...
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Metric Conversions

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students measure an assortment of items using metric measurements. In this measurement lesson, students measure using length, mass, and volume units of measurement. They convert between units. Students learn a mnemonic to assist in...
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Making Simple Conversions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore the concept of measurement as it relates to equivalencies. They complete simple conversions using visual models of measurement units, and  record their answers in a two-column table.
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The Power of Ten: Building a Magnitude Model

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Add visual representation to teaching place value with a magnitude model. Using adding machine tape, pupils build a linear place value strip from 1 to 100.
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Area and Volume Metric Conversions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students convert units of area and volume within the metric measurement system. They build models of square and cubic centimeters using centimeter grid paper. Students describe the attributes of the unit and what it measures.
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Stadiums in America

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Let's play ball! A great springtime activity to learn about ratios. This activity challenges learners to draw stadiums to scale on standard letter paper and also on construction paper. This three-day lesson includes a pre-assessment...
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Converting Measurements

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders convert customary linear measurements. They explore using ratios to convert from inches to feet, ounces to pounds, etc. In groups, 6th graders complete conversions. They explain to the class how to solve their problems.
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Scale It

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders locate and find the actual distance between two cities at the Web site Yahoo Maps. Using a printout of the digital map and a ruler or tape measure, they calculate the distance between the two cities.
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Determine Volume of Solids Using Water Displacement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore math functions by completing math equation worksheets. In this inequality lesson, students define a list of math terms and discuss the difference between an equation and inequality. Young scholars utilize a real...
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Scaling Down the Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Learners work collaboratively to gain a better understanding of the vastness of space by scaling down the solar system. They measure by inches, gain an understanding of space, and model the distances of the planets from the sun.
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Attributes of Accuracy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain necessity in using accurate instruments when measuring, and how measurements can be checked for accuracy. They make a six-inch ruler, design, test, and evaluate a system to measure work, and produce a table and...
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How Big? How Heavy? - Cross Out Puzzle Five

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this ESL vocabulary worksheet, students cross out the measurement words in the diagram by following the 10 directions. Students read the leftover words that creates a proverb.
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Explain Plant Chemical Processes

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students discover plant chemical processes through three lab activities. Overheads, data sheets, and teaching procedures provided for the unit covering photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration.
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Newton's Laws and Winter Sports

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate past winter Olympic games utilizing any skiing or snowboarding event to take Newton's Challenge. Helpful Web resources are provided and students enjoy learning science laws along with researching Olympic events.
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Minnesota-China Connections:What Time Is It?

For Teachers K - 8th
Students calculate the time difference between Beijing, China and their local community. They discuss how time difference affects intercultural communication.
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Measurable You!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Conduct guided experiments and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements. Your class will explore impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explain their observations/findings in writing. An introduction to...
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Area and Volume Metric Conversions - Grade Seven

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate unit conversion.  In this unit conversion lesson, students will build models of square and cubic centimeters using grid paper and generate formula tables for converting units of area and volume.  The tables will be...
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Let Me See Your Double Helix…

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Math and science come together in a unit about genetics and cell biology. Middle schoolers learn about the whorls of their hair and the dimples in their cheeks with hands-on activities, online projects, and collaborative assignments...
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Telling Time: Using 24-Hour Time

For Students 5th - 6th
In this telling time worksheet, students read analog clock faces in afternoon or evening times and write the times using twenty-four hour time. Students write 16 answers.
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Math in the Wetlands Field Trip

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your class out in the environment for hands on math activities. In this wetlands lesson, learners transplant native plants, calculate how much soil is needed, and perform math activities based on this experience. They then make...
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Metric Olympics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a Metric Olympics event and use metric measurements to measure actual performances in their events. They throw a plastic straw for a javelin event, participate in a long jump and high jump event, and a variety of...
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PD-ROM 2.2: Our Quad Needs Sod (Ms. Ana England)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners use formulas for common geometric shapes in order to solve a real-life, multi-step problem. They calculate material cost based on price/sq. unit.
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Dinosaurs and Classification

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore dinosaurs and identify them by their size. They compare the dinosaurs with objects around the school or on the playground. Students predict which dinosaurs are the largest and then measure the length of dinosaurs.
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Metric System

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II worksheet, students convert units within the metric system.  The four page worksheet contains explanation, examples, and forty questions.  Answers are included. 
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Our Way of Life

For Teachers K - 12th
Students interview Native American Elders about animal migration, traditional food gathering, and subsistence. They research endangered animals, draw a game cycle, and create maps of local migration of animals.
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The Weight of Things

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore weight. In this math lesson plan, students predict which item weighs more and discuss how they arrived at their decision. Students weigh several items to determine which weighs more.
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Formulated Fun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers solve problems using formulas.  In this math lesson, students use various formulas to solve word problems.  High schoolers use area and volume formulas to find area of flags and volume of boxes.  Students solve word...
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How Tall, How Short, How Faraway

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders determine the correct unit of measure to use for different situations. In this measuring lesson, 2nd graders are introduced to different unit of measure. Students study the origin of measurement and practice measuring....
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Measuring Lesson Plans and Metric System Conversions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students may review measurement, and metric system conversions by measuring one another and the world around them.
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Units of Measure

For Students 6th - 7th
In this units of measure worksheet, students solve and complete 5 various types of word problems. First, they define all units of measure as described in the table. Then, students convert the left column to the units requested in the...
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Introduction to Measurement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are able to observe and measure the variability in the length of the forearm and the length of the foot and to test a common belief of the foot is equal to the length of the forearm.
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Capacity

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the term capacity and understand the word's meaning. They participate in several lab stations set up around the room in which they will estimate how many scoops it will take to fill the container. They then will...
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Measurement and Estimation

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore estimation and measurement. In this estimation and measurement lesson, 2nd graders use footsteps to measure distances around the classroom. Students sing songs to measure the number of beats from one area to the...
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Making Metric And Customary Rulers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create a ruler for the purpose of measurement using the standard and metric systems. The rulers are of different lengths and are compared to one another. Then students make conversions of different lengths using both...
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Volume of Regular and Irregular Objects

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine patterns and relate to equations to solve math problems.  In this patterns instructional activity, 5th graders diagram, graph, use models and use tables to solve equations for real world problems.
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DC Metrology

For Students 10th - 12th
In this physics worksheet, students complete 11 short answer questions related to general metrology. They define basic metrological terms.
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Effects of Friction on a Moving Block

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate how friction affects the movement of a block across surface areas. They test five different kinds of surfaces—smooth surface, wax paper, a paper towel, course, and fine sandpaper. They predict and record the...
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What is SI?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this SI units worksheet, students read about the System International of measurement and answer questions about given measurements. They indicate if given measurements are equal and they convert from one unit of measurement to another.
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Introduction to Chemistry

For Students 10th - 12th
In this introduction to chemistry worksheet, students solve 50 problems and short answer questions on scientific method and unit conversions.
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Shadow Chasing

For Teachers 4th
The students compare themselves and their shadows to various objects big and small. Students use their data to set up proportions to solve.
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From Trees to Paper

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate logging and the process of paper making.  In this forestry instructional activity, 6th graders analyze pictures of trees being processed into the paper they use everyday.  Students solve and create math problems...
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Formulated Fun

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use the distance formula to calculate the speed at which they walk and run and compare the two speeds. Students work in pairs to solve a problem for a box company (rectangular prism, volume and surface area). Students...
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Time Conversion

For Students 5th - 6th
In this converting times instructional activity, learners covert times to the twelve or twenty-four hour clock alternative convention. Students write 28 answers.
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Covert Twelve Hour Times to Twenty-Four Hour Times

For Students 4th - 6th
In this converting clock times instructional activity, students change twelve hour clock formats to twenty-four hour clock conventions. Students write 29 answers.
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Making a Connection Between WWII and Rationing

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate the life of a family that lived in the 1940's. They find out the lifestyle and culture of the family using role play. The lesson includes the measurement of energy expenditure and consumption of resources...
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Egyptian Multiplication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Egyptian method of multiplication and independently multiply any two numbers using the Egyptian algorithm.
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Metric Measurement Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Teaching students about the metric system can be a hands on experience combining games, activities, and projects.
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Introduction to Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Student observes and measures the variability in the length of the forearm and the length of the foot and to test a common belief that the length of the foot is equal to the length of the forearm.
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Measuring and Comparing Weight and Capacity

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the concept of measurement. In this measurement lesson, 1st graders explore measurement techniques as they use containers to measure capacity. Students also practice solving problems that their instructors model.
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Measuring Where We Sit In The Universe

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate scientific measurement. They use a variety of scales to do the job and communicate the results correctly. The teacher uses socratic questioning throughout the lesson checking for comprehension. Students measure some...
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Scavenger Hunt For Lengths

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students review measuring and estimating lengths and the different ways of measuring lengths. Next students estimate the measurement of objects in the classroom in feet and inches. They then use tools to measure objects to see how close...
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Metric Conversion

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders convert within the metric system of measurement.  For this seventh grade math/science lesson, 7th graders view a PowerPoint presentation that introduces metric conversion.  Students use the Stair-step conversion chart as...
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"Well, What Does It Really Cost?" Converting Currencies and Units of Measure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine exchange rates and the monetary value of items from Europe. Using the internet, students track exchange rates. With partners, they locate items advertised in Europe and convert the cost to determine if the product is...
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Customary Measurement Conversions

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover in hands-on activities the relationships between the measures. They work in groups to create conversion tables using familiar measuring tools. Students solve problems requiring conversions.
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Scavenger Hunt for Lengths

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students measure the objects with one of the measuring tools to find out how close they were to the correct length of the objects they estimated the measurement. They work in teams to answer the question on the shet.
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Dream Bedroom Floor Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students construct using Cabri software. In this geometry lesson, students convert between units and apply the correct measurements to build objects. They create the room virtually and manipulate the shapes to the desired measurements.
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Dream Bedroom Floor Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students build and apply concepts of geometry. In this geometry lesson, students create a building using proportions and scale drawings. They use Cabri technology to create a virtual drawing first.
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Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore measuring tools by calculating heights and lengths of random objects. In this distance measurement lesson, students utilize the Internet service MapQuest to measure the distance between their current towns and...
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Volume 3D Shapes

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young mathematicians will calculate the volume of a 3D shape. They will use the formula for perimeter and volume as it relates to polygons and use technology to solve problems. Note: Excel is the recommended program, but another would...
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Measurement: Inches

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this measurement worksheet, students review the definition of an inch and use a ruler to measure the 7 objects to the nearest inch.
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Transportation Through Time

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders measure the speed at which they can walk in order to understand speed and distance traveled. They then research the history of transportation and express data in a class timeline.
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Use Scientific Method to Solve Problems

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are given a set problem, they use the scientific method to solve the problem using all steps of the scientific research. Students list the steps of the scientific method used in solving a problem. They are given a selected...
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12 Hour to 24 Hour Clock Conversion (1 of 2)

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this time conversion worksheet, students convert times from twelve hour format to twenty-four hour format in 29 problems. They write the equivalent time on the blank next to the original time.
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Telling Time

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this telling time practice worksheet, students examine 15 clocks and then record the times shown using 24-hour times. An example is included.
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Measuring

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners convert basic measurement in English and Metric Units.
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Scale it

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders demonstrate an understanding of standard and metric systems of measurement. They demonstrate an understanding of the basic math operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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Geometry - Measurement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the procedure for determining appropriate types of measurements for given situations and measurement conversions. They figure perimeter, area, and volume of 2 and 3 dimensional objects.
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Surfing to the Planets on the Internet

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the planets using computers and other forms of electronic technology. They research data on two planets and compare the data. Students make conclusions regarding the size of their planets. They calculate how long...
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How Do You Measure Up?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the concept of measurement, modelling the increments on a standard ruler using cubes and grid paper. They identify the length of a line to a designated standard unit and measure specified body parts.
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Teacher, We Shrunk the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students work with a partner or group to measure a specific part of the classroom. They measure for length, width, height, perimeter, and area and record their results. The measurements are converted to 10:1 size to create a scale model...
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Investigate Factors Affecting Nitrates in Groundwater

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an experiment in which they investigate the factors affecting the levels of nitrates in groundwater. Using examples, they explain the nitrogen cycle and identify the sources of chemical nitrogen fertilizers. ...
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CEEN Power

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the different types of measurements used in industry. In this technology lesson, students investigate how much power CEENBoT has. They collect data and graph results.
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Manage Soil

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify and classify soil ypes according to data on the soil triangle. Given examples, students identify soil conservation practices, using criterion assessment instrument. When giving a case situation involving soil...
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Magic Mountain Coaster Computation

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students use the Internet to do research on the roller coasters at Magic Mountain Amusement Park. They must use mathematical formulas to calculate the highest and fastest coaster at the park.
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24 Hour to 12 Hour Clock Conversion

For Students 4th - 6th
In this time conversion worksheet, students convert times in a 24 hour clock format to times using 12 hour clock convention. Worksheet includes link to answers and additional worksheets.
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24 Hour to 12 Hour Clock Conversion #1

For Students 4th - 6th
In this conversion learning exercise, students convert times from 24 hour clock format to 12 hour clock convention. Worksheet includes link to answers and additional worksheets.
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Supersonic Spies

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students analyze a simple machine and use "reverse engineering" to create an exact replica. They interpret incomplete information to build a simple wheel-and-axle machine. Students discuss how building a machine activity correlates to...