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Intended Grade Level(s): 6-8
•Process Skill(s) Emphasized
Observing Using numbers Communicating Measuring

NCTM Standards to which this WebQuest is most closely related: http://standards.nctm.org/document/chapter6/meas.htm

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
•understand both metric and customary systems of measurement;
•understand relationships among units and convert from one unit to another within the same system;
•understand, select, and use units of appropriate size and type to measure angles,perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.

ASSURE Lesson Plan:

Title of Lesson: Measurement

Analyze learners: General Characteristics.
This instructional lesson is designed for middle school students  students from the sixth to eighth grades enrolled in a math class. The students are 12 to 14years old. The student's reading ability ranges from the fifth grade to eighth grade level. The students are heterogeneously grouped. There are a few students with identified learning disabilities in the class. The socio-economic backgrounds do vary, but most students come from middle to lower-middle class families.

Entry Competencies
Grades 6th through 8th:

1. Is able to read classroom materials along with the teacher in class.
2. Is able to summarize their readings in their own words.
3. Is able to follow oral and written directions.
4. Is familiar with basic measurement procedures.
5. Is familiar with the school acceptable use policy.
6. Is able to navigate through the Internet.

Learning Styles:
The learning styles of the sixth through eight grade classes vary. The majority of the students prefer learning kinesthetically. They enjoy hands-on learning experiences. Most students prefer working in cooperative groups; however, a few students prefer independent work. Most students, using visual aids, favor oral presentations.

State Objectives
Given the webquest, Metrics Made Easy the math students (6th-8th) grade math class working in groups of two to three will be able to complete the tasks. The student will show their comprehension of the concepts by being able to successfully make preparations for the simulated trip.

The student will be able to convert between Metric system and English measurements of length, volume and mass.

Select Media, Materials, & Methods

List Media and Materials to be used in the lesson:
Web sites:

Learn the history of the metric system:




Learn how to use and Convert the Metric unit for measuring length:

Learn how to use and convert the metric unit for measuring volume:

Learn how to use and convert the metric unit for measuring weight:

Learn how to convert temperatures back and forth from Fahrenheit degrees and Celsius degrees:

Answer the questions posted in the task section show your work and check your answers:

Computer with internet access.

Utilize Media, Materials, & Methods

Require Learner Participation
Students respond as part of a group when answering questions during class lecture/demonstration. Individual students are required to keep notes while performing webquest. They are to print out and complete three worksheets while doing the webquest. Students must check each other before entering any response on the websites.

Evaluate and Revise
Students will be asked to evaluate the activity as to how much they have learned and enjoyed the experience using a survey after the webquest.

The webquest is evaluated using a rubric.

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