This nine minute video shows highlights of a fifth grade class measuring the volume of irregular objects. The students learn to read a graduated cylinder in milliliters before and after an object is submersed. Students make a volume estimate beforehand and are asked to explain the measuring process verbally and in writing. A teacher interview is included.
Keywords:Statistics,NSDL,Grade 5,Data presentation,Mathematics,Number concepts,Arithmetic,Concept formation,Process skills,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Mathematical language,Volume,Data and measurement issues,Subtraction,Comparison of numbers,Real world applications,Whole numbers,Data collection,Use appropriate tools,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Science,Practice Standards,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728161315199T,Mathematics for the physical science,Table,Reason quantitatively,Estimation,Operations,Systems of measurement,Communication,Metric,General,Connections,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Measurement,Writing in mathematics,Education,Geoscience