What our Metric Measurement lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Metric Measurement teaches students how to use the metric system of measurement. Students will learn the metric measures for distance, weight, and volume. They will discover the patterns that the metric system follows. The metric system centers on factors of 10. This makes it easy to understand and easy to learn. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to convert various measure with ease.
The two content pages in this lesson explain metric measurements for length, mass, and capacity. Students will learn about meters, grams, and liters and their greater and smaller values. They will first discuss distance (length) and learn about meters, millimeters, centimeters, and kilometers. There are several examples of how to convert from one value to another.
Next students will learn about weight (mass). At this point, they will learn that they have to use a different measure depending on the item they want to measure. For instance, if they want to weigh a plastic cup, they would use grams. However, if they wanted to weigh a bag of flour, they would need to use kilograms. Last, students will talk about volume (capacity). They will only discuss liters and milliliters.
MAKE A FOLDABLE ACTIVITY
Students will work alone for the activity portion. You will walk them through how to make a foldable. You will guide them through the instructions in the classroom procedure section. Students, however, will use the activity worksheet to cut out the three squares. They can also draw their own labels if you want to give them that option.
LENGTH, MASS, OR CAPACITY PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet requires students to figure out whether a measurement represents length, mass, or capacity. Students will convert the 12 problems using their foldable. They will also need to show their work.
METRIC MEASUREMENT HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students will have to read a short prompt. They will then need to answer four word problems based on the prompt.