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Mineral Density: Teaching accuracy, slope, and percent error in the Earth science classroom
Mary Colson Horizon Middle School Moorhead, MN
This activity is a lab investigation in which students make mass/volume measurements of several samples of the same mineral to determine the mineral's density. Students graph their data and make the connection between their qualitative understanding of what density is and the mathematical/graphical representation of density.
Metric Converstion at a Glance
Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.
Investigating Stream Characteristics and Discharge: An Interdisciplinary Approach
This activity is a interdisciplinary field investigation where students will form observations and make calculations about stream characteristics and stream flow.
The physics and engineering of a trebuchet
Brad Hubred, Little Falls Community Middle School, Little Falls, MN Some of the activities for this lesson are from the activity book called "Trebuchet's teacher's guide" by: Jennifer Fenske, published by: Pitsco, Inc. in 2006.
This activity is a hands on investigation in which students will construct, and launch a trebuchet.