# Ch 36: 6th-8th Grade Measurement: Units of Measurement

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### About This Chapter

## Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary

This chapter's video lessons are designed to help your 6th-8th grade students learn how to work with various standard units of measurement. The lessons begin with an overview of basic units and operations and then cover concepts in converting between the metric and U.S. customary units. There are quizzes, lesson transcripts and a chapter test to help reinforce key concepts.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity | Instructors explain the units of measurement used for length, weight, time and capacity. |

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure | Students are taught how to use the conversion factor to convert one unit of measurement to another. |

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements | Instructors teach the processes for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing measurements. |

The Metric System: Units and Conversion | This lesson focuses on the metric system, including the basic measures of length, weight, and liquid capacity. |

How to Convert Units in the Metric System | Students can examine the process of changing metric units. |

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings | Instructors demonstrate how to read and interpret information on scales and meters. |

Converting Units of Time | Students learn how calculate how much time has passed in seconds, minutes and hours. They also learn methods for converting between these units. |

Distance in the Metric System | This lesson shows students how to select the best metric unit to measure length and how to convert lengths using the metric system. |

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance | In this lesson, students learn to work with the U.S. customary unit for measuring length. |

Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System | Students review the process for measuring capacity, including selecting the correct metric unit and converting capacity within the metric system. |

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity | Instructors explain the U.S. customary unit for measuring and converting capacity. |

Measuring Mass Using the Metric System | In this lesson, students learn about the metric units used to measure mass. |

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight | Students are taught about the correct U.S. customary unit to measure weight. Instructors also describe the conversion process. |

Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems | The steps for converting weight in U.S. customary and metric systems are outlined in this lesson. |

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back | Examples are provided to help students understand how to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit. |

### 1. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

### 2. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

### 3. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

### 4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

### 5. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.

### 6. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

### 7. Converting Units of Time

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the units of time that we use to count time and know how to convert between these units. Learn the one number that you have to multiply and divide by to make your conversions.

### 8. Distance in the Metric System

Watch this video lesson to learn what units are used in the metric system for measuring. Also, learn how easy it is to convert from one unit to another.

### 9. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the units for measuring distance are in the United States and how to convert between the units. You will see that there is a special number for each conversion.

### 10. Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

In this video lesson, you will learn what units are used to measure capacity or volume in the metric system. You will also learn how to convert between these units and what special numbers are required to do so.

### 11. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

After watching this video lesson, you will know how capacity or volume is measured in the U.S. You will know the units that are used as well as how to convert between the units.

### 12. Measuring Mass Using the Metric System

After watching this video lesson, you will know which units for mass are used in the metric system along with how to convert between the units. You will find out which special numbers are used for the conversions.

### 13. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

Watch this video lesson to learn how the U.S. measures weight and how you can convert between them. Learn the conversion numbers that you need for each conversion along with the proper operation.

### 14. Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems

You may think that converting weight measurements from one system to another is tricky, but after watching this video lesson, you will be ready to convert any kind of weight measurement you encounter.

### 15. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements of temperature. This will help when you visit the doctor and when you travel to different countries.

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- 6th-8th Grade Math: Integers
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Rational Numbers
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Inequalities
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Introduction to Decimals
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Operations with Decimals
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Operations with Fractions
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Percents
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
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- 6th-8th Grade Algebra: Basic Algebraic Expressions
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- 6th-8th Grade Math: The Coordinate Graph
- 6th-8th Grade Algebra: Linear Equations
- 6th-8th Grade Algebra: Systems of Linear Equations
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Properties of Functions
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Graphing Functions
- 6th-8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems
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- 6th-8th Grade Geometry: Quadrilaterals
- 6th-8th Grade Geometry: Circles
- 6th-8th Grade Geometry: Circular Arcs & Measurement
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