# Measurements

Measurements
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This lesson contains 25 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.

Lesson duration is: 60 min

## Items in this lesson

Measurements

#### Slide 1 -Slide

To measure (verb):
to discover the exact size or amount of something; discover how long, cold, far, etc. something is.

#### Slide 2 -Slide

List five things that can be measured.

#### Slide 3 -Open question

Match the words with the nouns.
width
depth
speed
temperature
narrow
shallow
slow
chilly

#### Slide 4 -Drag question

Match the words with the nouns.
length
height
weight
distance
light
far
tall
long

#### Slide 5 -Drag question

What is the opposite of narrow?
A
wide
B
far
C
deep
D
fast

#### Slide 6 -Quiz

What word does NOT mean the same as chilly?
A
brisk
B
crisp
C
cold
D
mellow

#### Slide 7 -Quiz

What do we measure with these items?

#### Slide 8 -Slide

When have you last used one of these items?

#### Slide 9 -Slide

Do you know any apps which can be used instead of these items?

#### Slide 10 -Slide

We are going to watch a video that contains these words: measure, Celsius, Fahrenheit, the US. What do you think it'll be about?

#### Slide 12 -Video

How close was your guess on what the video was about to the truth?
😒🙁😐🙂😃

#### Slide 14 -Video

00:24
People in the US wouldn’t be surprised if you told them that it’s 25 degrees on
a summer day.
A
True
B
False

#### Slide 15 -Quiz

01:21
The Fahrenheit scale was invented _____ the Celsius scale.
A
before
B
after

#### Slide 16 -Quiz

02:48
Why would it be challenging for American scientists to work with a different system than the rest of the world?

#### Slide 18 -Slide

What system do we use for measurements in the Netherlands?
A
Metric
B
Imperial

#### Slide 19 -Quiz

Do you think that the US and other countries which use the non-metric (imperial) system should adopt the metric system?
Yes
No

#### Slide 20 -Poll

What difficulties would a change in the measurement system bring to a country?

#### Slide 21 -Mind map

Measuring a desk
An exchange student in Chicago wanted to buy a desk. He measured the space in his room and decided that the desk’s length should be around 140 cm. He ordered a desk which he thought was 139 cm long.
When the desk was delivered, it didn’t fit in the room.

#### Slide 22 -Slide

Speeding
An American woman was driving in Argentina at the speed of 49 mph. The limit was 50, but she got a ticket.

#### Slide 23 -Slide

A recipe for disaster
An American teenager was making soup. The recipe said to use one litre of water. He didn’t know how much one litre was, so he used his measuring jug. Half an hour later, there was no water in the pot and the vegetables were burnt.