Students really struggle with the metric system. I know I still do. I have a rough iea of how long an inch is, and how long a foot is, but I don’t have a great sense of how long a centimeter or meter is. In this episode of Science Teaching Tips, TI staff educator Lori Lambertson tells us how she helps students get a handle on what the units really mean by using familiar objects — students’ own bodies.
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