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Gummy Bear Measurement Lab

Description: 

With the switch to NextGen Standards there is a lot of investigations, science skills and data collection imbedded in the science curriculum. This is a great lab to start the school year and introduce students to proper measurement skills. I use this investigation to set the standard for what I expect with measurement. This investigation engages students in an investigation of their own design around the research question "How does soaking a gummy bear in various liquids affect its mass, length, and density?" The purpose of this lab is to challenge students to design and conduct their own experiment that focuses on accurate and appropriate measurement, use of units and significant figures.

Learning Targets: 
Design and conduct your own investigation.
Demonstrate proper measurement and data collection skills (i.e. accuracy, units, significant figures).
Author: 
bsall
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Licensing: 
Creative Commons Licence
Grade: 
Next Generation and Michigan Science
Next Generation and Michigan Science: