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# Date: December 5th 2013

Subject: Measurement
Day of Cycle: 4
Absentees today:

Topic/Theme: SI Units
Period: 2

Lesson Purpose/Objectives:
GCO (D): Students will demonstrate an understanding of and apply concepts
and skills associated with measurements.
SCO: By the end of grade 8 students will be expected to (D2) solve
measurement problems, using appropriate SI units.
Lesson:
-Class outline:
-write SCO on the board
-what is estimation?
-how do we calculate the area of a rectangle?
-does anyone know how to calculate the volume of a box?
-why are different units important?
1) Open with mental math.
2) Briefly discuss SI units (KHDUDCM) (kelo, hector, deca, deci, centi, and
milli) and do a few conversions on the board.
150cm =______m
1.5m
3450000mm=_________km
3.5km
1690L=_______kL
1.69kL
25000cm^2=_____m^2
2.5
3) Discuss measurement and how estimation is an important part of
measurement.
(from the start to 3 should take ~10-15 min)
4) Introduce the investigation (volume and surface area of the room).
5) Mention that the yard tapes are not a metre long, they will have to hold
them at 100cm for a metre or else just use their full measurements.
6) Inform them that after they complete their measurements they should
7) Get the class into five groups (floor, and four walls, count them off in fives,
some to use centimetres and some to use metres) and get them measuring.
While they are measuring, draw the four walls and the floor on the board.
(from 4 to 7 should take ~10min)
8) Get the measurements from the different groups.
9) Calculate the areas of the walls and floor and add them up. If each can of
paint covers 50m^2 then how many cans of paint will it take to paint all of
the walls and floor?
10) Discuss the importance of estimation again, discuss what happens if
there isnt enough paint. Talk about how in real life exact calculations are
not always needed.

11) Introduce calculating volume and calculate the volume of the room in
cm^3 and m^3. Convert that to mL/L and kL respectively. 1mL=1cm^3;
1L=1000cm^3; 1kL=1m^3. Show that those results are both the same.
(from 8 to 11 should take ~10min)
12) If time discuss how heavy that much water would be. 1mL H2O=1g; 1L
H2O=1kg
13) Assign homework question sheet, due the next day. They should work on
this for the remainder of the class.