# Worm Measurement Lesson: Inches, Centimeters & NonStandard

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This spring measurement lesson includes 2 basic activities that students can use whether you are measuring in inches, centimeters, or nonstandard measurement: Worm Measuring Cards that you can use for math centers or small group instruction and Worm Measuring Worksheets that students can use for independent practice. Either can be combined with a graph for a little more practice and math conversation!

Worm Measuring Cards (for math centers or small group instruction; in COLOR!)

Please note: the worms have “sticks” next to them to help guide students in measuring using a straight line, from the one side to the other of the worm.

· Cut out the Worm Measuring Cards so that 1 worm and soil scene is on each card.

· Guide students in measuring each worm using inches or centimeters on a ruler. A non-standard unit of measure can also be used with either set as the cards do not have labels on them.

· Record the answers on the corresponding How Long are the Worms? chart and then use that information to create a bar graph on the next page.

Worm Measuring Worksheets (for independent practice; can be printed well in black & white)

Please note: the worms have “sticks” next to them to help guide students in measuring using a straight line, from the one side to the other of the worm.

· Choose the Worm Measuring Worksheet, in inches, centimeters, or non-standard, that works best for your class.

· Support students as necessary in measuring each worm using inches or centimeters on a ruler. Non-standard units of measure can also be used, though please note this is the inches worksheet with the label of measure removed.

· (Optional) Use the information to create a bar graph on the corresponding How Long are the Worms? graph.

PRINTING TIP!

Please make sure that when you print the cards, you select Page Scaling: None or else your measurements will be all messed up! I did NOT have this selected the first time and freaked out! PLEASE SELECT PAGE SCALING: NONE so that inches and centimeters are really inches and centimeters after you’ve printed!

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Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
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