Get your students excited about measuring with this fun and colorful hands-on activity! Your students will see the difference between centimeters and inches as they use the included ruler to measure a fidget spinner, toy car, and other fun objects.
Challenge students to convert measurements between their metric counterparts! Students will relate the measurements to real-world objects. Use this lesson as support for the Converting Metric Measurements in Word Problems lesson.
Before students can begin measuring everything around them, they will first need to understand the difference between different measurement units. Help them learn how inches add up to make a foot, and ounces combine to create a gallon, with the thought-provoking experiments and activities laid out below. Your students will love taking a measurement of just about everything around them.
How many inches are in a foot? How many centimeters are in an inch? What about ounces in a pound? Before students can measure, they need help with understanding which unit of measurement to use for length, height, and weight. These resources for units of measurement cover a wide range of skills from preschool to fifth grade and help students learn how to measure with both standard U.S. units and metric units and convert between them. Basic ruler exercises for preschoolers help students understand units of measurement for length and height. More advanced activities for fourth and fifth graders ensure that students learn how to convert between units of measurement, for example inches to centimeters and pounds to kilograms. From worksheets with sample measurement exercises and word problems to more hands-on activities, you can choose from a variety of activities to teach units of measurement. Learning units of measurement is made easy.