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While many people in the U.S. may be unfamiliar with the metric system, it is the standard system of measurement in science. In this investigation, practice using the metric system by meauring the distance, mass and volume of different substances in a series of stations.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Metric Mistakes (Text 2: Investigation)</u> -- This text is part of an Investigation Set that explores different systems of measurement. In this investigation, students will practice estimating and making measurements using metric units and common lab equipment. As they proceed through the Investigation, encourage them to think about the importance of measurement in science and the process they use t