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# Ant and Elephant

In this problem students are comparing a very small quantity with a ... (more)

In this problem students are comparing a very small quantity with a very large quantity using the metric system. The metric system is especially convenient when comparing measurements using scientific notations since different units within the system are related by powers of ten. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Institute for Mathematics and Education
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
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# Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra: Converting Within the Metric System

This lesson demonstrates problems that convert units of measurement in the metric ... (more)

This lesson demonstrates problems that convert units of measurement in the metric system. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
Provider Set:
Author:
Khan, Salman

# Comparison of Students' Percepts of Distance, Weight, Height, Area, and Temperature

Compares results of two studies, conducted in 1971 (N=2300) and 1977 (N=1300), ... (more)

Compares results of two studies, conducted in 1971 (N=2300) and 1977 (N=1300), investigating Illinois children's percepts of several quantitative measures. Includes findings of improved ability in estimating intervals and quantities and in identifying ratios in conventional and metric units of measures. Establishes some relationships with ability and age, gender, and home. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
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Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Malcolm Swan
Orville E. Jones
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# Converting cm and mm

This is a simple ruler app that allows primary students to see ... (more)

This is a simple ruler app that allows primary students to see the decimal conversion between mm and cm. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Simulations
Provider:
GeoGebra
Provider Set:
GeoGebraTube
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# Cutting it Down to Nano

This simple activity uses paper and scissors to convey two key concepts ... (more)

This simple activity uses paper and scissors to convey two key concepts to learners: the nanoscale is very small and working on the nanoscale requires special tools. Learners are challenged to cut a strip of paper in half repeatedly as many times as possible. Can they get to the nanoscale? (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
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# Exploring Size

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size ... (more)

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size scales--macro, micro and nano. Learners learn about objects within these different scales and the way these objects are measured. Learners compete to find matching pairs of cards. This is a fun way for learners to explore the nanoscale. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
Sciencenter
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# Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative ... (more)

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative sizes of various objects. Learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest. This is a fun and engaging way for learners to think about different size scales and learn about the nanoscale. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
Nanoscience Informal Science Education
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NISE Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
Sciencenter

# General Chemistry I

This survey chemistry course is designed to introduce students to the world ... (more)

This survey chemistry course is designed to introduce students to the world of chemistry. In this course, we will study chemistry from the ground up, learning the basics of the atom and its behavior. We will apply this knowledge to understand the chemical properties of matter and the changes and reactions that take place in all types of matter. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Define the general term 'chemistry.' Distinguish between the physical and chemical properties of matter. Distinguish between mixtures and pure substances. Describe the arrangement of the periodic table. Perform mathematical operations involving significant figures. Convert measurements into scientific notation. Explain the law of conservation of mass, the law of definite composition, and the law of multiple proportions. Summarize the essential points of Dalton's atomic theory. Define the term 'atom.' Describe electron configurations. Draw Lewis structures for molecules. Name ionic and covalent compounds using the rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Explain the relationship between enthalpy change and a reaction's tendency to occur. (Chemistry 101; See also: Biology 105. Mechanical Engineering 004) (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Textbooks
Video Lectures
Other
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Foundation

# How Big Is a Foot?

In this math lesson, learners read the book "How Big Is a ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners read the book "How Big Is a Foot?" by Rolf Myller. Then, learners create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use the footprints to make "beds." As a result, learners explore the need for a standard unit of measure. This lesson guide includes questions for learners, assessment options, extensions, and reflection questions. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM Illuminations
Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation

# Learning Math: Measurement

Learning Math: Measurement, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle ... (more)

Learning Math: Measurement, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle school teachers, examines some of the major ideas in measurement. You will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement. You will also examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Annenberg Learner
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Suzanne H. Chapin
WGBH Educational Foundation

# Measuring Different Lanes on the Track

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca competes in her first track ... (more)

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca competes in her first track meet, but doubts the fairness of starting further back in the inside track lane for a 200 meter race. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET

# Measuring Up

This unit of seven lessons, developed for middle school students, explores the ... (more)

This unit of seven lessons, developed for middle school students, explores the concepts of proportional reasoning, ratio, and indirect measurement. Students engage in a variety of activities that involve taking their own measurements, exploring different ratios, and examining similar figures. Students convert measurements into customary and metric units. Most activities require online applets. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Illuminations
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
Katie Carbone.

# Metric Capers

In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice ... (more)

In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice working with the metric system. The goal is for learners to develop their "metric senses" by measuring and estimating in metric units the mass, length, temperature, and volume of familiar objects. Can be adapted into an indoor activity on a rainy day. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Lawrence Hall of Science
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
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# Metric Converstion at a Glance

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students ... (more)

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
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# Metric Converstion at a Glance

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students ... (more)

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
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# Metric System Conversions: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity

This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and ... (more)

This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and begin learning about process skill necessary for working in groups. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Jeffrey Pribyl
Jeffrey Pribyl

# Putting Robots to Work with Force & Friction

Students learn about the concept of pushing, as well as the relationship ... (more)

Students learn about the concept of pushing, as well as the relationship between force and mass. Students practice measurement skills using pan scales and rulers to make predictions about mass and distance. A LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot is used to test their hypotheses. By the end of the activity, students have a better understanding of robotics, mass and friction and the concept of predicting. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Raymond Le Grand, Donna Johnson, Tanjia Chowdhury, Joseph Frezzo, Robyn Tommaselli, Janet Yowell
TeachEngineering.org

# Relating to Metric Measurement

Students become more familiar and proficient at metric unit measurement by examining ... (more)

Students become more familiar and proficient at metric unit measurement by examining measurement and predictions concerning indoor tracks (200 m) and outdoor tracks (400 m). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET

# Robot Wheels!

Students solidify their understanding of the terms "circumference" and "rotation" through the ... (more)

Students solidify their understanding of the terms "circumference" and "rotation" through the use of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics components. They measure the circumference of robot wheels to determine how far the robot can travel during one rotation of an NXT motor. They sharpen their metric system measurement skills by precisely recording the length of a wheel's circumference in centimeters, as well as fractions of centimeters. Through this activity, students practice brainstorming ways to solve a problem when presented with a given scenario, improve their ability to measure and record lengths to different degrees of precision, and become familiar with common geometric terms (such as perimeter and rotation). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
TeachEngineering.org
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