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Matter: Properties: Tools for Measuring and Observing

These sites compile simple tools that are used for measuring and observing the properties of matter such as thermometers, rulers, and balances. Includes games and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Matter: Properties and Metric Measurement.


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Learn about what tools are used for measuring different things such as capacity, mass/weight, time, and length. There is a quiz at the end of a unit. NOTE: This site works best with the Internet Explorer browser.
Learn about the concept of pan balance through interactive tools.
In this lesson plan, students learn how to use unconventional units of measure to estimate and measure length.
This activity idea helps students learn about using graduated cylinders to measure volume.
In this game, student practice reading a ruler in centimeters or inches.
Play a game using a ruler to measure a teddy bear's height. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This lesson plan provides an activity idea for teaching about using tools to measure matter.
Find out how properties of matter describe its various states. Discover the states of matter that exist on our planet and in the universe. Includes experiments with different states of matter and observing the changes as well as animated movies, lesson plans, worksheets, and online quizzes. Several sites have lesson plans for teachers. There are links to eThemes Resources on gases, liquids, and solids, and mass and weight.
These sites are about length, volume, mass, and temperature and the metric system. Learn the history of the system and what the prefixes mean. Includes several sites that do online conversions, games, and in class activities. There is a link to eThemes Resource on customary and standard measurement.

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