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# Name: __________________

## Class Period: _____________

Date: ___________________
LAB: MEASUREMENT BASICS
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I ntroduction:
Todays laboratory investigation is about measurement. This skill is so crucial to
performing credible experiments, that there is an entire area of science devoted to it.
Since it is such a crucial skill, it is important for us to ensure that each of us has firm
basis and understanding for the appropriate tools to use for each type of measurement and
the appropriate units the accompany each tool and type of measurement.

Materials:
Metric ruler
Triple Beam Balance
Pennies (10)

Part 1: Understanding Length
What tool is used to perform precise length measurements?

Which metric units are displayed on this tool?

Using the appropriate tool, measure the length and width of a single floor tile. Be sure to

Length: ___________________

Width: ___________________

Using the information above, calculate the total surface area of the tiles in the room. Be
sure to show all work below. Units are required

Part 2: Understanding Mass
Mass is the measure of the amount of ______________________ in an object.

What tool is used to perform precise mass measurements?

Which metric units are displayed on this tool?

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Class Period: _____________
Date: ___________________
LAB: MEASUREMENT BASICS
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On the lab counter you will find a number of pennies. Using the appropriate tool
calculate the mass of ten pennies. Be sure to include the appropriate units in your answer

Using the information above, calculate the total mass of a dollars worth of pennies. Be
sure to show all work below. Units are required.

Part 3: Understanding Volume:
Volume is the measure of the amount of _________________________________

_________________________________________________________________.

Identify one tool used to perform precise volume measurements?

Which metric units are displayed on this tool?

On the lab counter you will find a few bottles of colored water. Using the
appropriate tool calculate the total amount of one particular color of liquid.

Color Chosen: ___________________
Tool Chosen: ___________________

Total Amount of liquid: ___________________