NGSS: Measuring Matter Bundle

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Purchasing this bundle buys you two amazing lessons that help students with different ways of measuring matter. The activity stations have students explore different types of measurements and tools, while the density lab has students writing their own procedures that explain how to measure objects using specific tools.

Measuring Matter Activity Stations
This activity has students rotating between five stations that have them investigating different types of measurements, and the usefulness of quantitative data.

Activity Center #1
Students find the mass of four objects using a triple beam balance.
Activity Center #2
Students find the volume of four objects using a graduated cylinder.
Activity Center #3
Determine the mass and volume of four density cubes, and then use these measurements to get the density of each cube.
Activity Center #4
Collect four different samples of water and find the temperature of the water in each sample using a thermometer.
Activity Center #5
Students trace their hand on a piece of paper. Measure the space between the joints on each finger. Convert centimeters to inches.

Materials
Rulers
Cups
Thermometers
Triple Beam Balance
Density Cubes

Density Determination Lab
Procedure writing is challenging for many students. This activity can help by allowing students to follow steps from procedures that they wrote. The procedures will explain how to measure the density of different types of matter(small stone, cube, sample of sand, and a sample of water).

This can be done as a(n):
• Assessment Tool: This can assess students’ knowledge and ability of measuring
different forms of matter.
• Group Lab Activity: Students work in groups to write and collect data with each
procedure.
• Individual Lab Activity: Student can work individually to complete the lab.

Materials Needed
Rulers
Triple Beam Balance(or another scale)
Beakers
Small Stones
Different Sized Cubes
Sand
Water

Before Activity Stations: This can be used to find out student’s previous knowledge about measuring matter, and be an introduction to the activity stations.
After Activity Stations: This can be assessment of what students learned during each activity station

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS- ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

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