Measurement Tools

 

Objectives:

        To become familiar with reading  a ruler

        To practice measuring with a ruler

        To become familiar with a vernier caliper

        To become familiar with a micrometer

Outcomes:

        To complete practice problems with micrometers and vernier calipers

        To complete quizzes on reading a ruler

Warm-Up:

Measurement tools require a knowledge of fractions and decimals. 

1.  To review fraction concepts necessary for measuring, click here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html

and here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L2GL.html .

 

2.  To review decimals necessary for measuring, click here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L1GL.html 

and here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L2GL.html 

and here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L3GL.html .

New Instruction:

1.  For an introduction to reading a ruler, click here http://www.onlineconversion.com/faq_05.htm .

 

2.  For a labeled picture of a ruler, click here http://www.lysd.gcisa.net/%7epitkaspoint/post/ruler.jpg.

 

3.  For an introduction on a standard micrometer, click here http://www.tpub.com/content/construction/14256/css/14256_38.htm .

 

4.  For an introduction on a vernier micrometer, click here http://www.tpub.com/content/construction/14256/css/14256_39.htm .

 

5.  For and introduction to reading a vernier caliper, click here http://phoenix.phys.clemson.edu/tutorials/measure/ .

 

6.  For an activity to learn how to read a vernier caliper, click here http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/ruler/vernier.html

Feedback and Review:

1.  For practice with the ruler, click here http://www.woodzone.com/articles/Read_A_Ruler.htm .

 

2.  For timed practice with reading a ruler, click here http://www.rickyspears.com/rulergame/ .

 

3.  For practice with the vernier caliper click here http://www.rit.edu/~uphysics/VernierCaliper/caliper.html .

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

1.  For quizzes on reading rulers, click here http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html.

 

2.  For practice and problems with the vernier caliper and micrometer, click here http://www.tpub.com/math1/7e.htm .   

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