Thank you for your interest and purchase in this 5 Day mini-unit on measurement and metric conversions. Your packet includes 5 days worth of PowerPoint slides, corresponding worksheets for your students, task cards, two labs, a review sheet, a chance for a demonstration, and a quiz with a key.
The files are PowerPoint 2007 and PDFs in a zip file. The PowerPoint slides are compatible with Windows 7/Power Point 2007 or later. Please read the unit overview first (PDF file included). The PowerPoint slides and worksheets are broken down by subject/day to help with flexibility in teaching. Packet is appropriate for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and homeschool students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Day 1 – Introduction to Metric System
13 PowerPoint slides
1 page corresponding worksheet
1 page illustrations for demonstration
1 page Tools of a Scientist worksheet
Day 2 – Measurement Lab
9 PowerPoint slides (includes lab procedures)
2 page lab worksheet
2 page station cards
Day 3 – Metric Conversion
8 PowerPoint slides
2 page worksheet
2 page answer key
Day 4 - Metric Conversion Task Cards and Review
4 PowerPoint slides
28 task cards
1 page task card answer key
1 page review worksheet
1 page review worksheet answer key
Day 5 - Sponge Measuring Lab
6 PowerPoint slides (includes lab procedures)
2 page lab worksheet
1 page lab answer key
2 page quiz worksheet
1 page quiz answer key
Each PowerPoint slide set starts with a bell question to activate learning and ends with an exit question to quickly assess students. The slides correspond directly to the worksheets, and the information that needs to be written down is underlined on the slides. Slides are designed so that all the information does not appear at once and continues by clicking through the program at the appropriate pace. The answers for the reviews are included in the PowerPoint slides, and the labs have corresponding procedure slides.
A set of twenty-eight task cards are included to be set up as stations or centers where the students move through in order to reinforce concepts.
While this curriculum is designed to be turn-key with minimal changes, please keep in mind that all schools are different regarding standards focus, class-period time, etc. If you have questions, concerns, or catch a typo (hopefully not!), please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Also, please take a moment to review this curriculum after use. We hope you find this useful in your classroom! Thank you!
Kristen and Elizabeth
The Science Shoppe
Graphics are courtesy of mycuteclipart.com and openclipart.org.