This lab is designed to be used during an introductory unit in high school chemistry or physical science. It explores the difference between accuracy and precision, and students evaluate the effectiveness of measurement lines on flasks and beakers.
During this lab, students will practice taking measurements using graduated cylinders, handling glassware, performing average and percent error calculations, and applying critical thinking to evaluating data.
File includes a full lab handout including pre-lab questions, procedure, data table, calculations, and conclusion questions. Also included are grading rubrics for using this lab as a tool to teach students to write formal laboratory reports. A standard rubric and a modified rubric for students with IEPs is included. A sample lab report is included to illustrate lab report formatting. Feel free to alter this file to suit your needs.