Measurement seems to always be my lowest percentage on state tests. I have 6th graders who don't know which is longer a mile or a yard!!! I guess I am going to have them write their measurement facts and memorize them like I did when I was in elementary. I can tell you at the drop of a hat that there are 5, 280 ft in a mile or that there are 16 oz in a pound.
We did a measurement activity today. The students traced and measured their friend. I hung the finished products out in the hall for other students to guess who is who! They had to measure in US Customary and in the Metric System.
We took a trip to the science lab to do an experiment on density. The students were amazed that it didn't matter what order I poured the liquids in that they would still stack the same every time. I had them write a paragraph explaining what happened in the experiment and why.