Measurement and Conversion

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Created by CRISP via the 2016 Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teacher Institute

Subject(s):

Measurement, Conversions

Objectives:

Students will demonstrate the ability to accurately measure various items and use these measurements to perform specific tasks.

Materials in this kit:

  • 25‐foot tape measures
  • Fake dollar bills
  • Triple beam balance
  • Rulers with 1/16 inch increments
  • Dry erase markers
  • Erasers
  • Misc. objects to be measured
  • Thermometers
  • Beakers
  • Hot plate
  • String
  • Dial calipers
  • Calculators (at teacher’s discretion)
  • Ice (not provided)

Suggestions for the Teacher:

Students need to have prior knowledge of using rulers, tape measures, calipers, thermometers and balances.
This lesson could be implemented in a variety of contexts. It could be used as a pre‐assessment at the beginning of a course to identity gaps in student skills. It could be used as a summative assessment at the end of a unit on measurement.

Safety:

Teacher should instruct students in the proper use of thermometers.
Students must be aware of general lab safety around the hot plate and water.

Additional Resources:

Measurement and Conversion Teacher Module
measurement-and-conversion-student-worksheet

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