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# Teaching the Metric System

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

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Here's a nice foldable on the metric system. Includes measurement information related to science.

Marcia's Science Teaching Ideas

### Marcia's Science Teaching Ideas

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Ginger Snaps: Units of Length Scavenger Hunts

### Ginger Snaps: Units of Length Scavenger Hunts

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Teaching the Metric System by MJ Krech mjksciteachingide...

Measurement and Math Notebook ideas

### Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes: Math Notebooks REVISITED!!

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

• 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!)

### Teachers Notebook

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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.

### Lab: Making Metric Measurements - Volume and Temperature

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Free Math Olympics Unit. Perfect for a measurement unit.

Measurement Unit

### Runde's Room: The Queen of Measurement

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Great idea for Christmas measurement/estimation activity

The outside of the King Henry.

### Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays

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Nice King Henry "Foldable!"

### Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays

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

• 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!

• 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.

### Measuring Length Project

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Fun measuring activity with easily recognizable results!

Smartboard Activity on the Metric System

### My Smartboard Activity on the Metric System

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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!

### The Metric System

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Good suggestions for using the metric system in your science classroom

### How to Use the Metric System for the Fifth Grade | eHow

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

### Teaching the Metric System

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