## Lesson
Plan Guide

## Georgia
Learning Connections

**TITLE: Cube Measurement**

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**Annotation**

This
lesson is part of the 6^{th} grade physical science curriculum. The
students will be separated into six different groups to measure different cubes
that are placed at their lab table. During the lab, each student will record
the information (area, volume, etc.) from the experiment. The next day, each
student will go to the computer lab to create and label the cubes using
Geometers Sketchpad 4.0®.

## Primary Learning Outcome:

After
the first day, the students will be able to measure the area and volume of
cubes. After the second day, the students will understand how to create models
of cubes using Geometers Sketchpad 4.0®.

**Assessed QCC:**

S.6.3.1
– Names the prefixes used in the SI system; S.6.3.2 – Identifies SI
units and symbols for length, volume, mass, density, time, and temperature.

**Total Duration:**

## The
total lesson should last 100-110 minutes.

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## Materials and Equipment:

## The
materials needed will be approximately 24 cubes of different sizes, yard
sticks, meter sticks, and the computer lab so every student may use Geometers
Sketchpad 4.0®.

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## Technology Connection:

## Geometers
Sketchpad 4.0®

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**Procedures:**

__Step One__

*Day One: The teacher will
place about four cubes of different sizes, a yard stick, and a meter stick on
each lab table. The students will be given the formulas of finding area (A = L
x W) and volume (A = L x W x H) and will be assigned to find the area and
volume of each cube. The teacher will then divide the class into six groups to
measure the cubes in their lab groups. The students will keep their
information to use the next day in the computer lab.*

**Estimated Time**:

50-55 minutes

__Step Two__

*Day Two: The students
will go to the computer lab with their measurements from the day before and
will open Geometers Sketchpad 4.0® on their computers to individually
create models of the cubes that they measured the day before. The models must
be accurate to the sizes of the actual cubes measured the day before. Finally,
when the students are finished, they will print their model and turn it in.*

**Estimated Time**:

50-55 minutes

**Assessment:**

The students will be
assessed by the accuracy of their models of their cubes created by using their
information recorded on the first day.