How Do Chemists Measure?

What is a scientist's favorite type of dog? A lab. This lesson includes a lab experiment and a project for young chemists to learn about measurement, including the metric system and nanotechnology. The resource includes grading rubrics for both the lab and the project.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson at the beginning of the year
  • Students needing more of a challenge can research consumer-based products that use nanotechnologies
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for two-and-a-half class periods of 85 minutes each
  • Prepare chemical solutions prior to the start of class
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Includes pre-activity ideas and teacher lab notes
  • Provides alternative assessment options

  • None
Common Core