# Lesson 5 Measure in Meters

• Let’s measure length in meters.

## Warm-up Choral Count: Beyond 100

Count by 1, starting at 20.

Count by 1, starting at 120.

What patterns do you see?

## Activity 1 Reptiles to Measure

Each length of tape on the floor represents the length of a reptile.

A: gila monster

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B: baby alligator

C: baby cobra

D: komodo dragon

Measure to find the length of each reptile. Don’t forget the unit.

1. What is the length of a gila monster?

2. What is the length of a baby alligator?

3. What is the length of a baby cobra?

4. What is the length of a komodo dragon?

## Problem 1

D: komodo dragon

G: ribbon snake

1. Measure the length of the komodo dragon in meters.

2. What is the same or different about your measurements for the komodo dragon from Activity 1 and Activity 2?

## Problem 2

Measure each reptile in centimeters or meters. Don’t forget the units.

1. How long is an adult alligator?

2. How long is an adult cobra?

3. How long is a ribbon snake?

## Problem 1

A python is a snake that grows up to 9 meters in length.

1. Is the python longer or shorter than the animals you measured?

2. Is the python longer or shorter than the alligator and adult cobra together?