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Learning Exercise

Material: Metric/ Standard Measurement Unit Conversion
Submitted by: Bryan S. Walker on Jun 22, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jun 22, 2005
Title: Practice Unit Conversion
Description: For Americans to practice unit conversion to become familiar with common metric values.
Type of Task: Core activity, Individual, Student-centered, Team, Unsupervised
Time Required One class period with plenty of examples
Topics: Unit Analysis, Metric Education, ratios.
Course: Introductory Science
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Arithmatic, calculator skills, basic understanding of ratios.
Learning Objectives: Assign meaning to values that are listed in metric units. For example, a student will learn that 38┬║C is hot, and that 101,000 Pascals is not a large number, but merely 1 atmoshpere.
Text of Learning Exercise: Begin with standard units of length, area and temperature. Show comparisons on
the board. Introduce new measurements as needed. This can also be used in
English-Language Learning classes to teach American units to students raised on
the metric system.
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