Use scientific tools to measure length, temperature, volume, mass, density while following procedures of the Scientific Method. There will be different forms of practice including using the equipment (rulers, triple beam balance etc), simulations, pictures, and the Qwizdom remotes which provide constant feedback. Within this unit we will be learning about the metric system and converting units from cm to m or mm to km (for example).

  • Book explanation. This is a little different way of explaining metrics. You can use this way or the way we learned in class (Kids Have Dropped over dead converting metrics). There are practice problems (with answers) to see how you are doing. There are also practice problems on the flashcards below. This time try the "test" tab not the match tab.


  • IXL lesson 5th Grade lesson Y.12 Appropriate Metric Unit.

  • IXL: 4th grade M.16 Math. Compare and convert metric units of volume.

Lab & Assignments

  • Metric Conversion practice

  • Bone Measurement pre lab, lab and POST LAB QUIZ

    • What are post lab quizzes? Since labs are collaborative it is a quick quiz to make sure students understood the concepts from the lab. Some quizzes are open note and they cover concepts that the lab went over. There is a QR code on this lab for instructions on how to complete.

  • Best Insulator lab: lab write up, measuring temperature and graphing

  • Lab: Measuring volume with Graduated Cylinders

  • Lab: Measuring mass with Triple Beam Balance (TBB) and Electronic scales

  • Volume Simulation

  • Lab: Converting cm3 to mL

  • Lab: Finding volume of irregular objects with a variety of lab tools

  • PHET Density. QR video explanation on lab.


  • Conversions Quiz (flashcards below)

  • Post lab quizzes to show you understand the skills learned in the labs

Test/ Performance Task

  • Show that you understand how to perform tasks that we learned in class. Part of this is test is classic paper and pencil and a larger part will be to complete mini labs to solve problems.

We will be converting cm to m. Try a few of these to help you for your quiz. This one works better to try as a "test" instead of flashcards.


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multi step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).