Students will complete the attached charts as a class. The charts will be displayed on the overhead and the class will fill in the blank spaces as a group. The attached workbook assignment is part of the student's homework. Needed for the demonstration are the following:
During the experiment, be sure to pick students who have not already been called on a lot. Be fair in choosing students to participate: chose males and females, students from the back and from the front, students from the left side and from the right side. Help the students during the experiment so that they do not spill more water than is necessary.
Students will learn and recall the following terms and their equivalents:
Students will remember the following rules:
After most students are finished (10-15 min), select one student from the cards to roll the dice, and proceed to the corresponding activity from the list in Lesson 2.
Tell the class, "Today we will be learning about ways to measure length and capacity. We are going to be doing an experiment together to help us figure out the equivalent units."
Closure: Begin at about 9:50
This lesson went very well, and most everything ran according to plan. The students seemed interested in participating in the experiment, and when I asked for volunteers, the entire class raised their hands so I had no trouble finding participation. The one thing about this lesson that I would change is the actual experiment. Becuase there was not much room to set up the experiment, and there was only one sink, there was a lot of down time during the demonstration. After each student poured the cup/pint/quart, I had to fill it back up in the sink, which was time consuming. To fill the time I asked questions and kept talking so the students were not too bored, but I still felt like there is some way to make the demonstration run better. Other than the demonstration, there was no time during the lesson that I felt didn't go well. As usual, there were no behavior problems, and the students all worked well on their assignments after the demonstration.