MEASUREMENT 
PHYSICAL SCIENCES – MEASUREMENT LESSON 2. Measuring Skills (Lab)
Objective:
Students learn
about different forms of measurement.
Materials:
Teacher Notes:
The best way to
teach students measurement is for them to actually measure.
Measuring is a skill that takes practice to get a feel for
quantity. If this is a
new skill for your students you may want to spend more time on this
unit. The handson
portion goes over linear, volume, and temperature.
It starts students using formulas to get answers which is
very important in geometry to make their work easier. In the
measuring sections (Part 1 and 2) you may want to change the
materials to coordinate with your materials.
Handson is very important.
In Part 3 it is recommended you have students use a calculator. It is important they understand how to use one and to check their answers. Make sure students know how to use a caliper ruler and to read to the closest decimal.
Go over very specific lab rules, especially how to clean up and put things always. Handson is the best way to learn, but it can turn into a nightmare if teachers don think out their own personal order and don’t have control. We have include enough activities that you may want to use the station technique if you have limited supplies. ANSWERS: Part 1. 1. 1 cup = 237 ml; in order to remember the relationship approximate that one cup is about 250 ml. 2. ½ cup = 118 ml; 3. 1000 ml, 946 ml = 1 quart; one quart is a little less than a liter 4,5 – depends on student Part 2. Depends on how students do experiment; need to observe students technique
