Have your students practice dimensional analysis with their own measurements!
This lab requires basic equipment: Rulers/meter sticks, graduated cylinders and water, a Dixie cup, a stopwatch, and an electronic balance or triple beam balance. All measurements need to be taken in metric, then converted to a different unit.
Several conversion factors are given. Problems vary between one, two, and three steps.
The last problem invites students to create their own problem with a unique measurement and their choice of conversions.
This is GREAT practice and keeps the students engaged with activities such as reciting the alphabet, runway walking, and measuring various objects around the lab.
This works best in a lab classroom (refers to lab bench, a sink with water access is handy). Feel free to edit to suit your needs though!
No fuss, no muss... it's the Mary Pigott style!