Reflection: Lesson Planning Converting Capacity using U.S. Customary System - Section 1: Opener


In order to make this lesson successful I did some advance planning to ensure that I had the right equipment required for this investigation.  I think sometimes as educators it is easy to not want to do activities like this because they do require some collection of resources and it’s messy.  I will admit I was hesitant about doing an activity that required so much water.  But, then I realized it’s just water.  What’s the worst that could happen?  My students actually did really well with keeping their workspace clean.  I had some towels handy just in case there was a big spill and for the clean-up. 

As educators we need to task some risks and spend a little more time on set up when creating hands on lessons.  The students need these type of lessons because it really creates a meaningful learning experience for them. 

  Take a learning risk.
  Lesson Planning: Take a learning risk.
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Converting Capacity using U.S. Customary System

Unit 2: Measurement
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: The students will be able to convert measurements of capacity within the U.S. Customary System.

Big Idea: Gallon Man to the rescue!

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