Metric Measurement: Balloon Science Lab

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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  • PDF (2 pages)
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★ ★ Metric Measurement Balloon Lab ★ ★

Guide young scientists through the scientific method with the Balloon Measurement lab. It walks students through the steps of a "lab", focusing on the skills of measurement and data collection.

About This Activity:
In this lab, students will create a hypothesis regarding the rate of change of the balloon's circumference. Students will work in partners to blow up balloons one breath at a time. Students will record data, graph data, and complete a conclusion. The conclusion contains sentence starters to support students in writing conclusions without using "I".

I created this lab as part of my Grade 6 "Scientific Method" unit. It reinforces the steps of the scientific method and provides students much needed practice in metric measurement and graphing. I found that my Grade 6 students had little exposure to the scientific method and line graphs....this lab provides the students with specific focus on precise measurement and graphing.

Included With This Product:
♦ 2 page guided lab report

Additional Materials Needed(not included):
♦ balloon (1 per student)
♦ measuring tape (metric) (1 per student pair)
♦ graph paper

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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