Non-Standard Measurement Units
The student is expected to measure and compare organisms and objects using non-standard units that approximate metric units.
The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to investigate the natural world.
Classroom Case Studies Grade K-2: Annenberg Learner (website) - Class case studies enable examination of how children in grades K-2 think about and work with measurement concepts, including those of area and relative size. Also includes strategies for presenting related content in your own classes.
The Metric System, Metric and Scientific Notation: Visionlearning (website) - Information about the history, unit measures and notation of the metric system.
The Length of My Feet: Illuminations Resources for Teaching Math (website) - Students learn about and employ nonstandard units to measure and compare the length, size and/or distance of different items; and they understand that length is a measurable attribute of objects.
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Estimation and Measurement: Science NetLinks (website) - Learn to estimate and measure using unconventional (non-standard) units.
Have students use non-standard units, such as centimeter cubes, to measure and record the length, width and capacity of a plastic container.
Measuring Penny. Leedy, Loreen (ISBN-13: 978-0805065725)
Measurement. Dowdy, Penny (ISBN-13: 978-0778743590)
Learning Time: Measurement with Sid the Science Kid: PBS Video (Video) - Students watch simple measurement investigations