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Elementary Science Olympiad Metric Mastery Activity
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Grade Level Grades 2-5
Resource Type Activity
Attributes
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

In this activity, participants will practice estimating and measuring the volume, mass, length, etc. of classroom or home materials using metric measurements. The lesson plan can be supplemented with the Science Olympiad At Home Metric Mastery video on the Science Olympiad TV You Tube channel.

This activity is suited for the classroom, an afterschool program, or at-home learning. 

Elementary Science Olympiad allows students, teachers and families an opportunity to explore the world of STEM in classroom, club, community or competitive settings. Signature Science Olympiad events like Mystery Powders, Gummi Bear Long Jump, Straw Towers, Metric Mastery and Don’t Bug Me bring core science concepts to life using everyday materials. Designed to be inclusive, welcoming and accessible to novice learners and educators, the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-aligned Elementary Science Olympiad curriculum will fit the needs of any school, after-school program or library. Visit https://www.soinc.org/programs/elementary for more information.

Resources

Files

MetricMastery_ElemScienceOlympiad_Copyright2020.pdf

Activity
January 8, 2021
195.19 KB
Videos
Science Olympiad at Home, Vol. 4 - Metric Mastery
Remote video URL

Standards

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

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