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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New Review 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
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Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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9th - Higher Ed Science
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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
New Review Introducing Measurements in the Laboratory
We use basic units of measurement to break down things and communicate clearly. The first activity in an 11-part series teaches the proper way to measure various items. It starts simply with measuring the dimensions and areas of...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable