Lesson Plan

Meters Everywhere!

It’s time to explore meters! In this lesson, students dive into measuring using meters, learning how to use meter sticks and estimate length in meters.
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Learning Objectives

Students will measure using a meter stick.


(5 minutes)
  • Show students the meter stick. Ask them what they think it measures.
  • Tell students that a meter stick is one meter long. One meter is the same as 100 centimeters.
  • Using a ruler, show students how long one centimeter is.
  • Ask students what types of things they might measure with a meter stick. Give them a few examples and have them share whether they would measure with a ruler or a meter stick (smaller things would be measured with a ruler, larger things with a meter stick).