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Science Tool Centers: Measuring Mass with a Student Balance (162 Task Cards!)

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Looking for hands on science practice? Students will measure mass using a student balance! 10 different centers with 162 different task cards are included.

Materials Required:
-student balance
-gram stackers (or other gram unit)
-various classroom supplies
*I chose the materials with the idea that you could just grab them or have students grab them really quickly from around the room with little or no preparation ahead of time.

What is included?

1. Comparing Mass
2. Penny Mass
3. Paperclip Mass
4. Measure the Mass
5. Find an Item
6. Find the Difference
7. Compare and Order Mass
8. Mass Multiplication
9. Balancing Mass
10. Balance the Balance

All of the centers include:
-a student direction sign
-a recording sheet
-a teacher guide
-9 of the 10 centers include task cards. The one that doesn’t requires students to find objects from around the classroom to measure and put in order

Please note:
*There are no answer keys because the materials that you measure may vary.
*There are no page numbers included. Instead, each task card, center sign, and answer sheet are labeled with the title of the center for easy organization once printed.

Download the preview for a chart that includes an overview of each center!

The centers work well with groups, partners, or individuals.

Skills addressed include:
-Hands on measurement
-measuring mass
-compare and contrast
-algebraic thinking
-place value skills
-nonstandard measurement
-critical thinking and reasoning skills.

The skills do build on each other somewhat, but most do not need to be completed in a particular order. I organized them from the most basic the most higher order thinking.

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