The middle school student will design and construct their own system of measurements which include length, mass, and volume with standards for justification. Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to make observations and measurements using the system they have created, understand the history of measurement, understand the advances and necessities of standardized measurement, apply reasoning, problem solving, trouble shooting, and constructing, and design a measurement system, select and use various materials to test measurement system, use the Internet to obtain information to develop an understanding of the history of measurement, work collaboratively in groups, present a working model of their measurement system, present an oral presentation in the form of a poster displaying their new measurement system. This teaching resource was developed by a K-12 science teacher in the American Physiological Society’s 2007 Frontiers in Physiology Program. For more information on this program, please visit www.frontiersinphys.org.


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