(A lab emphasizing the scientific method and measuring indirectly.)
Prerequisite skills: (Instructor instructions: It is recommended that a review of the skills below be done prior to the inquiry lab by first using demonstration and then student practice method of teaching the skills.)
• Creating a data Graph
• Determining mass using a triple balance
• Drawing a line based upon data entered and determine the ‘best line.’
In this inquiry lab, students will determine the mass of a single object without directly measuring the mass of that object. The student will use elements of the scientific method to complete this activity.