# Metric on the Move

#### crayola supplies

• Colored Pencils
• Glue Sticks
• Pointed Tip Scissors
• Color Sticks™ Colored Pencils

#### household supplies

• white paper
• hole punch
• oak tag or poster board

#### Why?

Be prepared! Design your own metric conversion chart to keep in your binder for quick reference.

#### Steps

1. 1. The metric system is a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter for length and the kilogram for weight. Metric is used in all industrialized countries except the United States, where it is being adopted voluntarily. Make this handy resource tool for your math and science projects.
2. 2. Design your chart. Fold oaktag lengthwise to form a flap. Leave a margin on the left side. Punch holes in the margin so the folder fits in your binder. With CrayolaÂ® Colored Pencils or Color Sticks, design and color the cover using geometric shapes, stripes, or a fun pattern.
3. 3. Compile your conversions. Write out, or type and print, conversions for length, area, and volume. Use correct abbreviations and spellings. Cut out sections and glue them in place with a Crayola Glue Stick. Decorate your reference pages.

Students with special needs may require assistance to select the information needed.

Make reference cards for many subject areas such as times tables, linking verbs, standard measurement facts, or the periodic table of elements.

Create a similar folder for class schedules. Decorate it with personal interests or school colors.

Assessment: Cross-check reference sheets for accuracy.

#### benefits

Students learn that the metric system is a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter for length, the kilogram for weight, and the liter for volume.

Students research how to convert from imperial units of measure to the metric system by using mathematical calculations.

Students identify the symbols used for metric measurement such as m for meter.

Students produce a reference card displaying metric measurements, symbols, and conversions.

Special Needs

Math
Science
Visual Arts

#### time

30 to 60 minutes
Multiple Sessions