In this lesson students will complete a fun activity (measuring objects in straws!) to discover why the metric system is a useful tool of measurement. They will also conduct a short research assignment about the history of the metric system. This is an engaging, project-based lesson that will give students a deeper understanding of the metric system and its significance in science today.
This lesson includes:
*detailed instructions for a hands-on introductory activity, measuring in straws
*An online research project
*Note-taking guide for online research
*Project instructions for research project (includes student choice for projects)
*Thorough project rubric
This lesson is suitable for both homeschooling and traditional classroom environments, however, students computers with internet access are highly recommended.