It's the first week of school and I'm using some of my time to give my new 7th graders a refresher on measurement and units. We put to use graduated cylinders, triple beam balances and rulers to "grow" gummy bears and compare the differences between one straight out of the bag and after it had sat in a cup of water over night. Here's the result:
The students had a blast with this lab and it was a great way to start the year and get them back into "lab mode". We talked through mass, volume, density, and change over time in this lab and did it in a fun way! Excited to keep doing stuff like this and encouraging them to develop a deeper love for learning.
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Brent Clarkson, M.Ed.