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Activity: Identifying a solid using density part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
Effective measurement techniques include the concept of measurement uncertainty. Students may make erroneous conclusions analyzing data using measurements that do not include the uncertainty of the measurement. In this lab, students determine a density range for a metal and identify the material based on this range.
Lab: Horizontally Launched Projectiles (with uncertainty analysis) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
This is a version of the time-tested lab where students roll a ball off a table top and use kinematics in two dimensions to try to predict where the ball will land. While many versions of this lab have been ...
Introduction to Measurement (advanced high school/intro college level) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
30-page illustrated guide to fundamentals of measurement. This is intended to be a clear, comprehensive overview of effective measurement technique. Intended for advanced high school or introductory college level ...
Performing Calculations using Measured Values that Include Uncertainty part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
Students measure the density of pennies to determine their composition. Students practice determining measured values that include uncertainty and practice calculations using numbers that include uncertainty.
Lab: Measuring the Speed of Sound in Air (with uncertainty analysis) part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
Students use a microphone and Vernier LabQuest to record the sound of a finger-snap echo in a 1-2 meter cardboard tube. Students measure the time for the echo to return to the microphone, and measure the length of ...
Activity: Measure Your Reaction Time part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
This is a lab activity that allows students to collect data to practice using effective measurement. While other authors have produced similar labs, this version includes uncertainty analysis consistent with ...
Determining Measured Values and Uncertainty part of Measurement and Uncertainty:Examples
Student practice taking measurements with various instruments and learn to determine the uncertainty of their measured value.
Contructing a projectile launcher and free falling target part of Teaching with Interactive Demonstrations:Examples
This activity describes the construction and use of a pneumatic cannon and free falling target used to teach the concepts of projectile motion in introductory physics.