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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Learners examine different types of non-standard measurement. In this measuring lesson, students utilize their fingers, palms and feet as measuring tools. Learners discuss the difference between measuring using parts of their body and...
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...
What's on a prescription medicine label? After learners practice measuring Malachi's prescribed dosage for his medication, they collaboratively discuss and explain why measuring it with the proper measuring tools is essential. Young...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
In this matching learning exercise, students match 10 measuring tools with the item that needs to be measured. They match a picture of a thermometer with a picture of a sick child or a picture of measuring spoons with sack of flour.
Students understand the concept of how to use different measurement tools for specific purposes. Students take pictures of various objects that can be measured using a digital camera and then making a power point presentation.
Would you measure ice water with a different tool than the height of a door? Of course! Scholars examine five measuring tasks and match them to the proper tools for the job. Three of these are length scenarios, one volume, and the last...
In this measurement worksheet, students determine which of 3 measurement tools would be used to answer 4 mathematical questions. Students circle their multiple choice answers and then draw or write an explanation for each answer.
In this identifying kinds of tools worksheet, students observe pictures of standard and metric measuring tools and draw an activity that would require the usage of each tool. Students draw four activities.
Students realize the importance of organisms as standards of measurement and experimentation.The first lab is a simple survival curve that demonstrates the effects of UV light on cells. The second lab looks at repair mechanisms of the...
Every measuring job requires a tool, but which is the right one? Scholars read four measuring tasks and select the proper tool for each. Next, they switch the exercise by choosing from a list of measuring tasks given a tool. Note there...
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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