3.MD.A.2

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.

 
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Mass Versus Weight: Travel to Other Planets

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Space travelers, suit up! Students explore how mass and weight change as they "travel" to different planets.

 
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Measurement: Volume

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of volume is fundamental to identifying and describing matter. Students building a beginning understanding of mass by exploring the concept through words, diagrams and measurements.

 
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I Can Measure Mass, Not Weight, With A Triple Beam Balance!

6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Now that students have a clear understanding between mass and weight, they can learn how to measure mass using a triple beam balance. By utilizing free online tools students become comfortable reading a balance before using one.

 
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Pumpkin Problems: Estimates to Actuals

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Subtraction
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Subtraction
Diane Siekmann
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Critical to mathematical success is developing the sophistication of students’ strategies simultaneously with the teaching and application of key mathematical knowledge.

 
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pumpkin estimation and
   

Measurement: Mass

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of mass is fundamental to identifying and describing matter. Students building a beginning understanding of mass by exploring the concept through words, diagrams and measurements.

 
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mass
   

Sugary Surprises

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Math and Me: Nutrition, Health and More
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Math and Me: Nutrition, Health and More
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Grams are a useful measurement in determining nutritional content of food.

 
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sugar unrefined
   

Measurement: Density

6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Density applies to real-world experiences such as sinking and floating that students relate to on a personal level.

 
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density
   

Measuring Liquid Volume

6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Measuring liquid volume is an important skill to develop in middle school. This lesson exposes students to measuring liquid volume.

Standards:
 
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Dunking for Density Investigation (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
6th Grade Science » Unit: Properties of Matter
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sink or swim? Students manipulate densities of mini-submarines to make them sink, float and suspend.

 
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submarines
   

The Difference Between Mass and Customary Weight

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Data
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Mass and weight are different but it isn't obvious, so students need time to explore this idea.

Standards:
 
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peekaboo giraffe
   

Water Use Thinking About Liters

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Liters are easier to understand when they are put into the ordinary setting of everyday uses!

 
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bosko sinkininthebathtub1930
   

Water Use and the World

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Water
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An understanding of liters can be used to compare our lifestyle with that of people in other countries.

 
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The Weight of the Matter

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Matter
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Matter
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students have not had many chances in life to measure weight, nor to explore the units of measure. As scientists, it is important to express findings in a standard way. This lesson helps students determine the why of that concept.

 
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measuring mass
   

Soaking Seeds Part 1

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Plant Structures
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Plant Structures
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you measure the effects of water on seeds?

 
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Our Perfect Schedule

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Math in the Real World
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Math in the Real World
Sarah Maffei
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Elapsed time can by applied to a school day to help students make sense of it.

 
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schedule
Common Core Math
 
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