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Learning objects The Metrix: new planet

TLF ID L8146

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on its mission to a new planet. Use the metric measurement tables for length, volume and area to help you make decisions about the spacecraft’s launch, flight and landing. For example, to select and load the correct ship’s cargo, convert three cubic metres into cubic centimetres. Reach the planet before the other two spacecraft to claim the most resource-rich landmass. This learning object is the second in a series of six learning objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply knowledge of relationships in metric measurement by converting between units of length, volume and capacity, and area.
  • Students interpret terminology for length, volume and capacity, and area measurement, to solve problems.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities for students to practise converting units of measurement for length, volume and area.
  • Presents metric tables that show the relationships between units and highlight place value.
  • Provides feedback that supports the development of strategies for conversion between units.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Organisation: Michael Wagner; Godwin + Wagner
    • Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Paul White
    • Address: Strathfield NSW 2135 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.