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Lesson 2: Measurement Tools

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary schoolers examine the uses of rulers, scales, and measuring cups. They determine the criteria for the use of each tool and visit different areas of school to find items that can be measured with these tools. Everyone takes...
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Making A Sundial

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Can people really measure time just by using the sun? Scholars venture outside on a nice, sunny day to build sundials and learn how people measured time 600 years ago. The class builds two different sundials while gaining practice with...
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By the Pound

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Agriculture surrounds us every day; incorporate measuring tools into a study of Oklahoma's agricultural industry! Small groups read an informational text (included) before visiting stations where they investigate prices of various...
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Measuring the Measuring Tool Lab

For Students 5th - 9th
Novice mathematicians are challenged to measure parts of their desks using paper clips, tongue depressors, pencils, and pens as the measuring tools. Then, they must answer 8 questions about their process of measurement with these...
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Study Jams! Tools of Measurement

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
From temperature and mass, to length and volume, there are many different types of measurement. Expose young learners to a variety of measurement tools using this slide show of real-life pictures. Go through the presentation one image at...
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Malachi's Medication

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What's in a prescription medicine label? After learners practice measuring out Malachi's prescribed dosage for his medication, they collaboratively discuss and explain why it is important to measure out medication with the proper...
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Measurement Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Would you use a ruler to measure the length of a soccer field? No way! Pupils explore four tools of the trade: yardstick, measuring wheel, tape measure, and ruler. They label 12 measuring tasks with the most appropriate tool. Some of...
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Measuring Tools

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this measuring tools practice worksheet, students match the 5 items defined to the 5 correct tools of measurement listed.
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How Do We Know?: Make Additional Weather Sensors; Set Up a Home Weather Station

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Viewers learn about three different weather measurement tools in installment five of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They build weather vanes to collect data on wind speed, barometers to determine air pressure, and rain...
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Measure Up!

For Teachers K - 4th
Discover ways to measure items without standard tools. In this measurements lesson, learners estimate how long certain objects are by measuring with a non-standard measuring tool. Students check their estimates with a ruler and share...
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Measurement Tools

For Students 1st - 3rd
Which of these is the best tool for the job? Learners examine a measurement scenario and determine which of five tools would be the right choice. There is only one problem, and the worksheet includes pictures. Because the answer is...
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Discovering Math: Beginning Measurement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Weight, time, length, cost, and mass are all things we can measure. Learners are introduced to the concepts they'll need to know before embarking on any measurement adventure. They are introduced to each type of measurement and types of...
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Perimeter Problem - Enrichment 6.2

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders work with a partner or small group, choose to measure their gym or playground, use an appropriate measuring tool and record the data, convert the measurements in inches, feet, yards, and miles, and answer related word...
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For Teachers 6th - 10th
Elementary in nature, this slide show presents basics of measurement. Standard measurement tools and units, and the metric system are taught. Use this at the beginning of the year for any science class as an introduction or review of...
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Handy Measurement: Using Non-Standard Measuring Tools

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine different types of non-standard measurement. In this measuring lesson, students utilize their fingers, palms and feet as measuring tools. Students discuss the difference between measuring using parts of their body and...
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Tools for Measuring: Reteach

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this measuring tools activity, students circle the tool they would use to do the following things: 1 - find what day their birthday is, 2 - tell how hot or cold it is outside, 3 - measure the length of a desk, 4 - check if it is time...
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Pancakes, Pancakes!!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students explore measuring. In this measuring lesson, students use the correct measuring tools, techniques, and formulas to make pancakes. Students then eat the pancakes and practice serving each other and using manners.
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Do Centimeters Make Me Taller?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils use measuring tools and calculators to find pairs of measurement and form ratios. Learners compare ratios and make conclusions about using various different units to measure given lengths. They also discuss their results as a...
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Are These Right?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Is that a right triangle or a wrong triangle? Young mathematicians look at eleven different shapes and use a measuring tool of their choice to determine which triangles have right angles. Consider cutting out sets of the shapes to...
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Standard Units of Measure

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners explore linear measurement. They choose appropriate measuring tools, measure three classroom items, and record their results.  A class discussion ensues in which everyone decides the best way to present their data.
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A Handy Measure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many hands tall are you? Challenge kids to measure themselves the way the 19th century Oklahoma horse traders measured their prize horses (can they guess how many hands tall a horse had to be?). There's some background information...
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Proper Measuring Techniques with Correct Equipment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There is no better way to contextualize fractions than in a real-life situation. Learners demonstrate their ability to convert, measure, and determine fractional equivalents as they pertain to both liquid and dry measurements, as needed...
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Measuring Up!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students draw lines of certain lengths by using appropriate measuring tools. In this measurement lesson plan, students determine which measurement tools would be best to draw specific lengths to make a barn.
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For Teachers 1st
First graders measure the temperature of the weather with a thermometer. For this thermometer lesson plan, 1st graders review the measuring tools that they already know about, and then measure the weather with a thermometer.

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