Chapter 1 Section 4
1 class period
[1-4] Tools of Measurement
The purpose of this section is to describe laboratory tools. Students will manipulate these tools to measure the metric length, mass, volume, and temperature of various objects and substances.
The themes that can be focused on in this section are unity and diversity and systems and interactions.
Unity and diversity: Stress that all objects share the properties of length, mass, volume, density, and temperature. Measuring these properties might e relatively simple or rather complex.
Systems and interactions: Lead students to understand that many systems combine to form the world we live in. It is the understanding of these systems and the application of this understanding that drive scientists to help create a better world.
Performance Objectives 1-4
Science Terms 1-4
Hold up a metric ruler
Hold us a glass of water. Explain that volume is the amount of space an object takes up.
Show students a block of wood.
Using a graduated cylinder, some water, and a stone, have students calculate the volume of the stone.