Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions

Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
Case Study: Exploring Antarctica with the Metric System and Unit Conversions
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Are you looking for a fun way to practice unit conversions and get practice using the metric system?

This is an interrupted interdisciplinary case study that is a great way to practice using the metric system, making estimations, and doing unit conversions. Students are doing this while learning about current scientific research happening in Antarctica!

Students learn about Subglacial Lake Mercer in Antarctica and take on the important role as members of the Data Team of the scientific research group so that they can communicate with the international science community using the metric system.

It's an engaging and effective activity that can be done over a couple of class periods!

This product contains:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Artifacts to be passed out
    • Map of Antarctica
    • Data Collection Books (6 pages + cover)
    • List of conversion factors
    • 2 letters from team members containing data
    • SALSA Skills/Field of Study Matching Game
    • Article – Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic Lake
    • “Interrupted”-style presentation (.ppt and .pdf options)

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