This laboratory experiment is meant to be the first one of the year. It is differentiated and scaffolded all the way down and even includes a demonstration of how to use a meter stick. Students will get to be active, moving around to measure various objects in the classroom. They must also write a formal lab report, demonstrating their ability to make, report and understand measurements in the metric system. I have included an exemplar lab report that you can show to students and a grading guide for both you and them.