This short mini-lesson is designed to be used by any science instructor teaching the International System of Measurements (SI). It will introduce students to the concept of nanoscale.
This is an introductory lesson to SI using Scale of the Universe 2 and other tools to allow students to understand nanoscale and metrics.
In this activity, students learn about the advantages of the metric system, by comparing the ease of calculation and conversion between the English and metric systems of measurement. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.
This lesson includes a worksheet which can be used to help students work through SI units, measurements, and conversions.