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# 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 spacecraftâ€™s launch, flight and landing. For example, to select and load the correct shipâ€™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

6

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

#### Other details

Contributors
• 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: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• 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.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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