Instruments and Measurement
High schoolers circulate through stations to determine the proper instrument to make a certain type of measurement. They must make measurements of mass, volume, length, area, electrical current, temperature and force.
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New Review Determination of the Density of Solids
Pupils use a eureka can or measuring cylinder to determine the density of an irregular solid in the eighth lesson in a series of 11. They measure the mass and volume in order to properly calculate the density through conversion factors.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Monitoring Active Volcanoes
The fastest growing volcano in recorded history grew more than 150 meters in less than a week and to more than 424 meters in less than a decade. How do we safely monitor active volcanoes? Young scientists design an instrument to measure...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Introducing Measurements in the Laboratory
We use basic units of measurement to break down things and communicate clearly. The first lesson in an 11-part series teaches the proper way to measure various items. It starts simply with measuring the dimensions and areas of geometric...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring Instruments for Physics-SPRING BALANCE
A step-by-step demonstration of how to use a spring scale is presented to the viewers by a gentle female narrator. For your flipped classroom, you can have learners view this at home and then come to class to practice measuring weight...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
New Review Acoustic Mirrors
Investigate sound waves with acoustic mirrors. Using audio software, groups make recordings of musical instruments, both with and without acoustic mirrors. They compare the recordings to see the effect of acoustic mirrors on sound waves....
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Edible Rovers (High School)
Design and build a rover ... then eat it? This activity has groups of two design and build Mars rovers. The teams determine what instruments they want to include with their rover and plan a budget. They calculate the cost of the body of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed