# Making Metric Measurements - Length

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Lab: Length! Making Metric Measurements

Science Skills Review and Reinforcement

Suitable for all science students in grades 7 and up.

This is a very simple lab activity for students who are just beginning to study the metric system and are learning to use lab equipment. It is also perfect for students who just need a quick refresher on how to make accurate metric measurements.

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PLEASE NOTE: This lab is sold in several bundled units. Please click the links below to view the bundled products.

Metric Measurements: Set of 3 Labs on Length, Mass, Volume and Temperature

Metric System Complete Unit Bundle

Science Skills Mega-Bundle of 61 files. (This Science Skills Bundle contains 61 different files on science skills, including metric system, scientific method, scientific notation, graphing, significant digits, experimental design, comparing and contrasting and more.)

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PURPOSE:

• Students will measure the lengths of objects using the metric system and the English system.

• Students will determine a conversion factor between the metric and English systems.

• Students will carry out metric conversions using dimensional analysis.

MATERIALS: Meter Stick, Calculator, Paper / Handouts

What will the students be doing?

This activity involves only the metric unit of length. Students will answer questions about a meter stick. Students will measure the length of several items. There are follow up questions that involve metric to metric conversions, metric to English conversions, and percent error. Students will use dimensional analysis to make conversions between units.

This would be appropriate for middle school students and physical science students. I have also used this in my high school chemistry classes as each year I have many students who have never developed these skills in their previous science courses.

This activity is very basic. My purpose is reinforcement of basic lab skills, use of metric measurements, and conversion between units using dimensional analysis. This activity provides drill and practice.

Your download will include pages that are ready to be printed and passed out to your students. Each contains Title, Purpose, Materials, Procedure, Final Observations, Student Data Pages, and Answers to all questions and problems.

I have included several forms of this lab. Use one version if you prefer to have your students write their own lab report on their own notebook paper. Use the second form if you would like to have the students record their answers directly on the lab handouts. You will receive both an editable Word document as well as a pdf form of the lab.

Related Products Include:

Metric System Bundle

Powerpoint: Metric System and Dimensional Analysis

Metric System Jeopardy Review Game

Quiz: Metric System and Dimensional Analysis

Boom Cards (Digital Task Cards) on Metric Units and Metric Prefixes

Quiz: Metric System

Homework: Dimensional Analysis

Chapter Test: Scientific Measurement, Metric system, Significant Digits, Dimensional Analysis

Metric System Unit Test

Worksheet: Dimensional Analysis

Scientific Measurement Jeopardy Game

Lab: Metric Measurements: Mass

Lab: Metric Measurements: Volume and Temperature

Metric System Crossword Puzzle

Lab: The Use of Significant Digits in Making Metric Measurements

Metric Measurement Task Cards - Set of 90

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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