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Dimensional Analysis Shape Cards Activity

I am a huge fan of these dimensional analysis shape cards that were created by Kathryn Freed to introduce students to the concept of converting units. I have used them with both my physical science students and my chemistry students. To use them, I give students a starting shape and an ending shape. They have …

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Cut and Paste Dimensional Analysis Activity

This cut and paste dimensional analysis activity makes the perfect introduction to dimensional analysis. I used this with my chemistry students with great success. It is available on Teachers Pay Teachers from Teacher Friendly Chemistry. Students have a bank of conversion factors to choose from. They cut out the ones they need for each problem …

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Animal Speed Chart – Converting Units Activity

To practice some real-life unit converting, I had my students go out in the lobby and measure their speed doing various activities such as walking, running, hopping, or skipping.  Then, we converted our speed to miles/hour and compared our speed to the speeds of various animals. Here’s the animal speed chart I gave my students: …

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