Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide
Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.
Conservation of Matter
Use a force sensor to determine tat the weight of a whole object is the same as the sum of the weight of each part that makes up the whole object.
To understand this content, students:
- Classify objects by weight (light objects versus heavy objects)
- Use a force sensor to graph the weight of different objects.
- Compare the wight of the whole flashlight to the weight of all the pieces of the flashlight.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Uses range from collisions to tug-of-war.
Bag to attach to force sensor hook
Objects of varying weights, 1 to 5 pounds such as a textbook, bottle of water, large box of crayons, hand weight, an orange, a hammer - 4
Flashlight (containing D batteries)
Object made of parts, 1 to 5 pounds, such as a student backpack, a lunch box, a large bolt with a nut and washer attached, tool box
Projection system (for the teacher only)
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.