This is a lab unit covering several areas in measurement: how to measure, covert among the different metric prefixes, using the most important lab equipment, understand the importance of accurate and precise measurement and accurate record keeping. It is a challenging lab to start the year off on but it is worth it. Set up the students in groups of 4. Make sure they are of different skill levels. This allows the students to learn and help each other. They will soon realize that they need to assign jobs to each other so they can finish the lab.
The first half deals with measurement. There is a lot and feel free to eliminate what u can’t use due to time or equipment issues. The second part is about accuracy and precision. This lab can be modified to be done all at once or broken up into separate labs or even separate learning stations.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I have done this lab for years and can provide you with insights on how you can use it if you get confused.