Learning to Measure - Building STEM Skills Kit

Item # 01-5100

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01-5100

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$115.00
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With the Learning to Measure Kit, students learn by doing. Students can measure lengths and distances, volume, mass, temperature, and time, and also investigate conservation of mass with the 5 classroom activities and 5 independent investigations included in the kit.

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With the Learning to Measure Kit, students learn by doing. Students can measure lengths and distances, volume, mass, temperature, and time, and also investigate conservation of mass with the 5 classroom activities and 5 independent investigations included in the kit. The kit also features enough hands-on learning materials for 40 students working in groups of 4, as well as a DVD with PDF Teacher and Student Guides and other exciting interactive digital content.

Learning to Measure Summary of Activities
The kit activities contain structured, guided, and open investigations, at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Activity - Learning to Measure Lengths and Distances


1. Learning To Measure Lengths & Distances
Student groups practice measuring printed type fonts and longer distances.

Guided – Model Experiment
Beginner 
2. Can Measurement Accuracy be Affected by Temperature? 
Student groups assess how changes in temperature affect the accuracy of a scale.

Guided Inquiry – Independent Investigation
Beginner – Intermediate 
Activity - Learning to Measure Volumes 
 

3. Learning To Measure Volumes
Student groups use graduated cylinders to measure volumes (reading a meniscus).
Guided – Model Experiment  
Beginner 

4. Determining the Volume of a Regular and Irregular Solid
Students assess the volume of a regular and irregular solid by displacement. They also make indirect measurements (by calculation).

Guided Inquiry – Independent Investigation
Beginner 
Activity - Learning to Measure Mass 
  

5. Learning To Measure Mass on a Triple-Beam Balance

Measuring mass using a triple-beam balance. (Step-by-step) 

Guided – Model Experiment
Beginner 

6. Detecting a Mint Change
Students compare the masses of US one-cent coins (pennies) to determine which year a major change was made.

Guided Inquiry – Independent Investigation 

Activity - Learning to Measure Temperature 


7. Learning To Measure Temperature
Student groups use measure temperature under various conditions – converting from Fahrenheit to Celsius scales.
Guided – Model Experiment   
Beginner 

8. How much heat is lost in an endothermic reaction?
Students measure the change in temperature during an endothermic reaction (adding Alka-Seltzer to a glass of water).

Guided Inquiry – Independent Investigation 
Intermediate
Activity - Learning to Measure Time  
 

9. Constructing a Time Machine (sundial) 
Student groups use a GPS app to determine latitude, and use this information to help them construct a sundial for time measurement. They determine the precision and accuracy of their constructed instruments.

Guided – Model Experiment  
Intermediate 
Going Further 


10. Demonstrating Conservation of Mass in a Closed System
Students design an investigational protocol that demonstrates conservation of mass in a chemical reaction.

Open Inquiry – Independent Investigation
Beginner – Intermediate

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

What’s Included

- 1 Tape measure - 16’, 5m
- 30 Rulers - 6"
- 10 Protractors
- 10 Plastic coffee stirrers
- 20 Wood coffee stirrers
- 3 Stakes
-1 String ball
- 10 Magnifiers
- 10 Graduated cylinders
-10 Dropping pipets – uncalibrated (with bulb)
- 1 Food coloring dropping bottle
- 10 Ball bearings
- 1 Pea pebbles bag
- 20 Styrofoam cups
- 10 Cup lids
- 10 Thermometers
- 10 Alka-Seltzer tablets
- 1 Tape roll
- 10 Sandwich bags (sealable)
- DVD-ROM Learning to Measure
- Teacher Guide (PDF + Activities)
- Student Guide (PDF + Activities)
- Glossary (PDF)
- Background Information: Learning to Measure (PDF + Content Sections)
- PowerPoint: Measuring & Data Analysis
- Length Conversion Worksheet (PDF)
- Measurement Handout (PDF)
- Medieval Alphabet (PDF)
- Grid (blank)
- Temperature Scales (PDF)
- Metric Worksheet (PDF)
- Measuring & Data Analysis Video
- Data Analysis: Using an Excel Spreadsheet Video
- Using a Protractor Video
- Setting Gridlines in Google Earth Video
- Measuring Data Activity 1 Excel Spreadsheet
 
Required household materials for independent investigations
- 10 Pencils
- 1 Forceps pair
- 1 Beaker (500mL) and boiling water (hot plate)
- 10 Triple-beam balances
-100 Pennies (cents) – 1963 to 2014 mint years
- 1 Ice bag
- 10 Permanent markers
- 1 Compass (or compass app)
- 40 Safety goggles (one per student)
- 1 can, spray paint (fluorescent) optional
- Access to computer, tablet or iPad with internet access

Accessories

$93.50

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