Click the following links for each part: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V
Title: Part IV: Measuring Around the Classroom
Grade Level: 6th grade, can be adapted for other grade levels
- Students will be able to measure various objects or liquids using meter sticks, graduated cylinders, and balances.
- Students will be able to make basic conversions of the metric system.
- Teacher will measure each object before class in order to assess how accurate the students are.
- Explain each station:
- Station 1: 3 cups with water. Measure each separately in milliliters. Convert to centiliters and liters on worksheet.
- Station 2: 3 blocks. Measure each in grams. Convert to milligrams and decigrams
- Station 3: Measure length, width, and height of the desk and chairs in meters. Convert to centimeters on worksheet.
- Station 4: 3 cups. Measure in milliliters. Convert to deciliters and hectoliters on worksheet.
- Station 5: 3 blocks. Measure in grams. Convert to dekagrams and kilograms.
- Station 6: Students will measure the length, width, and height of the room in meters. On worksheet, students will convert to kilometers and decimeters.
- Split students into groups of 4. Students will complete an activity at each station, then rotate.
- 2 Meter Sticks
- 6 labeled cups of pre-measured water of various amounts
- 2 Graduated Cylinders
- Lab/Conversion Worksheet (embedded below)
- 2 Balances
- Desks and chairs
- 6 labeled blocks of various sizes
- Walk around and observe students when they are doing the activity.
- Collect worksheet that students recorded their answers on. Use the measurements the teacher made before class as an answer guide.