An AskERIC Lesson Plan
AUTHOR: Deana Metder
Appropriate for grade 4-8
Using the metric system can be very confusing and difficult for many students. This activity enables the students to practice working with the metric system.
The students will be able to:
Student Materials = metric ruler, crayons or markers, pencils, pa 88b per.
Teacher Materials = Chalkboard, chalk, large piece of construction paper or butcher paper, graph paper.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:
This lesson can be completed as one lesson or extended to several, depending on the level and ability of the class. A fun extension to this activity is to challenge other classes to measure their smiles and gather data. This data can then be compiled and totaled by class. A graph is then constructed comparing individual classes and posted in the main hall. The graph generates a lot of interest and motivates the students to measure and compare many other objects.
These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.