
Lesson 1LESSON TITLE: Metric System Introduction (PowerPoint Presentation)GOALS:1. To introduce the students to the metric system. OBJECTIVES:1. With guided assistance from the teacher, the students will complete a
metric system ladder and one basic metric conversion. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:1. What are the basic units in the metric system? ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:At the beginning of the class period the students will receive a worksheet that contains a blank metric system ladder and some metric conversions to be competed. The students will then take part in a PowerPoint presentation in which the reasons for using the metric system will be introduced, the ladder method is introduced and a conversion problem is solved using the ladder method. After these three concepts have been introduced (PowerPoint) the students will complete one example on their worksheets. After a short period of time, the teacher will review the example with the students. The remaining examples on the worksheet will be solved in this manner, one example at a time with teacher assistance. WORKSHEETS:STANDARDS:Discipline: Science & Technology

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