Scientific Measurement

Pupils learn everything from how to take scientific measurements, to accuracy/precision, to density and a plethora of topics from a presentation on the metric system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Covers extensive concepts; could be an entire unit on measurement at beginning of the year
  • Presentation could be tweaked and used at the middle and even upper elementary levels
Classroom Considerations

  • This is a lengthy presentation; supplement with measurement labs, activities, and practice problems
  • Duration of presentation will vary depending upon the number of additional labs you incorporate; if used as a unit, duration may be two weeks
  • Does contain repeat slides from their other presentation covering density
Pros

  • Includes many topics including conversions, SI units, significant figures, scientific notation, and measuring temperature
  • Includes some embedded problems for learners to work through
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS