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Teaching the Metric System

Teaching the Metric System Ideas. Going for great active learning teaching ideas!

coordinate graphing with nerf guns ... oh my goodness - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  • Anna Cottrell

    I really love this! WOw! I think my students in Korea will enjoy it as well

The Weight Is Right! A Measurement Game (Great Whole-Class Activity!)

This is a very simple lab activity for students who are just beginning to study the metric system and are learning to use lab equipment. This activity involves only the metric units of volume and temperature. Students will answer questions about a graduated cylinder and a thermometer. Students will measure the volume of several items. Follow up questions involve metric to metric conversions and metric to English conversions. Students will use dimensional analysis.

Free Math Olympics Unit. Perfect for a measurement unit.

Great idea for Christmas measurement/estimation activity

Nice King Henry "Foldable!"

  • April Lyons

    Aren't the numbers backwards? kilo- means 1,000; milli- means 0.001.

  • Anne Merria Goodwin

    We use the phrase, King Henry died unexpectedly drinking chocolate milk. Yes, they are backwards if you are representing what each prefix means. If they were thinking in terms of a meter stick, then no. For example, a meter stick has 1,000 mm. Not sure why you would do it that way. Good eye April!

  • April Lyons

    We use "King Henry Died By (base unit) drinking chocolate milk. I was beginning to wonder if I was wrong!

Students measure and record their findings.

Fun measuring activity with easily recognizable results!

Easy peasy-lemon squeezy. NOT! It WOULD be easy if we ONLY used the Metric System and didn't use the English system in our science classrooms!

Good suggestions for using the metric system in your science classroom

Teaching the Metric System from Marcia Krech. Several great active learning teaching ideas!