Uncertainty of Measurement

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Link to Resource: https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/28220
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Nautilus
Summary:Data collection, including measurements, is the foundation of science. How do scientists know that the measurements they are making are correct, precise and accurate? How can scientists in one part of the world feel confident with the measurements of scientists in another part of the world? This activity allows students to gain first hand experience in making scientific measurements with and without units to gain a deeper understanding of the power of measurement in science.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; agi; earth science week; high school; lesson; middle school
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