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Learning Exercise: Practice Unit Conversion

Title:
Practice Unit Conversion
Material:
Description:
For Americans to practice unit conversion to become familiar with common metric values.
Course: Introductory Science

Info

Submitted by:
Bryan S. Walker
Date Last Modified:
June 22, 2005

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.

Disciplines

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

Unit Analysis, Metric Education, ratios.

Requirements

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 38ÂșC is hot, and that 101,000 Pascals is not a large number, but merely 1 atmoshpere.

Type of Task

  • Core activity
  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Team
  • Unsupervised