Learning Exercise

Practice Unit Conversion

For Americans to practice unit conversion to become familiar with common metric values.
Course: Introductory Science
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This interactive reference tool allows the user to convert measurements from standard to metric and back. Includes... see more

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.

Topics

Unit Analysis, Metric Education, ratios.

Learning Objectives

Assign meaning to values that are listed in metric units. For example, a student will learn that 38ºC is hot, and that 101,000 Pascals is not a large number, but merely 1 atmoshpere.