Do your students need to practice measuring with and reading triple beam balances? Do they also need to keep their decimal operation skills strong in math?
This 2 page activity can serve as a dual purpose test prep activity for your students. Reading a triple beam balance is math and science! In this activity students will use triple beam balances to measure the mass of several common classroom items. They will then use the decimal numbers formed from the triple beam balance to answer extension questions which will require problem solving skills that focus on multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting decimals. I have also thrown in a bonus activity page where students will practice finding volume of irregular objects using graduated cylinders.