Metric System Learning Sites

Activities and Lesson Plans
Making Measurement Simple: The Metric System~found at Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
~this site contains basic info and simple lesson plans to apply metric system to real life.
Encyclopedia.com~gives an overall definition of the metric system
Infoplease.com~defines the units of measurement
National Institute Of Standards and Technology~This site has 3 good sources for ideas and info
Capsule History
Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies
Metric for Everyday Life
Metric Mania Lesson Plans~Taken from ScienceSpot.net *Be sure to return to this site for other science topics that are taught in the classroom.
Gamequarium Metric System Games~has 11 fun online games to reinforce metric system concepts (these games can be turned into handheld classrooms games
LessonPlanet.com~teacher proven lesson plans, *offers a 10 day free trial
Teachers.net~provides teacher-proven lesson plans, gives basic info about metric system, provides basic questions for class
EdHelper.com~several worksheets including number crossword puzzles that can be printed out, *You may need to sign up with EdHelper to get access to the worksheets
EduRef.org~has a lesson plan in which you use a recipe and a newspaper to convert from the English measurement system to metric.
AAAMath.com~student can learn, practice and then play a game over a large variety of math topics (This is a good website for a refresher course)
Metric Conversions Sites
Metric-conversions.org
ScienceMadeSimple.com
OnlineConversion.com~convert anything on this site
WorldWideMetric.com~simple site, just type in measurement you want converted
History
A Chronology of the Metric System~timeline of the metric system, important dates highlighted

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