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51 reviewed resources for measuring household items

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Measuring Around the House!

For Teachers K - 4th
Trying to approach measuring in a fun and interactive way? You found it! This activity has young learners first cut out two "rulers" - one with simple units marked, and another with blank squares. They begin by going around their house...
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Measuring Scavenger Hunt

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Go on a scavenger hunt with measuring tape! After cutting out the measuring tape on the first page, look for items in your house that are five inches long and record where you found them on the second page.
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Kitchenware: ESL Lesson, Beginning Level

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
With words like silverware, measuring cups, and pressure cooker, this presentation will help your ESL learners find their way around the kitchen. Each slide features one item found in a kitchen, as well as an explanatory illustration,...
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Measure the Solar Diameter

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
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Pi Day Fun!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this multi-faceted introduction to pi, participants perform a bevy of pi-related activities. Ranging from measuring household items to singing pi songs and reading pi stories, this fun and non-intimidating resource serves to bring up...
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Shapes and Measuring

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Youngsters develop mathematical vocabulary with this worksheet. First, give youngsters time to identify their vocabulary words in the picture provided. Then, as a group, practice saying the vocabulary words aloud. Finally, have learners...
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Watt Meters to Measure Energy Consumption

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It used watt amount of energy? This resource investigates the power usage of small household appliances. Using a watt meter, groups measure the actual wattage used by an appliance and then calculate the energy used daily. 
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What Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What's the difference between a paintbrush and a whiteboard eraser? How do you know? A kinesthetic lesson invites elementary scientists to describe classroom and household items based on their properties of matter, including weight,...
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Makeshift Measuring Tools

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice measuring items with unique tools.  In this length lesson, 5th graders examine several household items and must decide if they want to use a pencil width, piece of paper, or their thumb to measure the item....
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Math is Everywhere: Part 2

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify shapes and measurements in everyday life.  In this measurement lesson, 2nd graders locate rectangles in their classroom and use standard and nonstandard forms to measure them.  Students view a video clip...
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The Introduction and Diffusion of Household Technology

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students conduct research and develop a matrix demonstrating the introduction and spread of common household items from 1900 to 2000 in the U.S. They conduct Internet research, watch and discuss a video, and develop the matrix.
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Osmosis, Diffusion, and Active Transport

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No, it really is okay to play with your food! Emerging scientists manipulate popcorn, eggs, and other household objects as they demonstrate multiple cellular processes. The activity, capable of modifications, is designed to reflect the...
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Make Your Own Glue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
You won't regret being stuck with this activity. By mixing a variety of household items, pupils create their own glue. They test the tensile strength of their glue and compare it to that of other adhesives.
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Foot and Yard

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this measuring length worksheet, students answer 4 fill in the blank questions where they estimate then measure the length of common household objects. Students determine whether they should measure in inches or yards.
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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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Rain and Rainbows

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the weather system by analyzing water properties. In this precipitation lesson, students review weather related vocabulary terms and discuss how rainbows are created by light hitting droplets at the right time. Students...
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Estimating Volumes Of Household Containers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners engage in a the estimation of volume for household containers and focus upon the usage of the metric system. They practice identifying the shapes that seem familiar and match shapes with quantities. Students interact with others...
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Classification of Matter

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate common household items and classify them into types of matter. In this matter activity, students group given items into categories based on their characteristics. They also complete a concept map about matter and...
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World of Plastics and Polymers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars investigate plastics and learn they are giant molecules made of carbon atoms. In this polymers and plastics lesson, students perform 3 activities which all include making polymers from household items such as milk and...
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Household Things that Fly and Why!!!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the four forces of flight. In this flight instructional activity, students test to see which types of items will fly. Students make predictions on whether the item will fly or not. Students gain knowledge about lift,...
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Making Weather Tracking Tools

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create weather tracking tools. In this weather lesson, students create a rain gauge, barometer, and hair hygrometer in order to monitor the weather. They use everyday household items like rulers, coffee cans, and cardboard.
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Artifacts We Don't Dig Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students play a game of artifact show and tell using household items.
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Displace In Your Face

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore buoyancy and displacement.  In this Archimedes Principle science lesson, students predict which household items will float and which will sink, then test them in water. Students watch a video about Archimedes Principle,...
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Shapes and Measuring

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore and use vocabulary words relating to shapes and measuring. In this vocabulary lesson, students practice using the words in sentences, answer questions, then create patterns and write story problems.