Calculating Errors of Measurement
In this errors in measurement worksheet, students answer four questions to show their understanding of errors when taking scientific measurements. They determine the percent error in each problem.
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Measure the Solar Diameter
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Error/Uncertainty Analysis Worksheet for ___________________
This worksheet is meant to be used in laboratory experiments for which there is an accepted value that pupils are attempting to discover. It asks them to compare their results to commonly accepted values and then to calculate the percent...
9th - 12th Science
Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Quality Control at Kality Krunchers Dill Pickle Factory
In a hypothetical scenario, food chemists use titration to concoct a brine solution for producing the crunchiest pickles. They also analyze store-bought pickle juices. In addition to reinforcing titration techniques, the activity...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Calculating Molar Volume Using Experimental Data
Calculating molar volume from experimental data often means the additional challenge of complex numbers and slight errors in measurement. The 23rd video in a 30-part series offers two types of experimental data to work from and models...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring Magnitudes
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using real data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude. The resource provides a great career...
9th - 12th Science