Instructional Video

Sampling Techniques

Sampling techniques scientists use, including coning and quartering, as well as aliquots, are the focus of a video that also looks at homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a fruit cake or bread with fruit in it (raisin bread for example) and challenge class members to develop a sampling technique based on what they have learned in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Video best fits as part of a unit on experimental design
  • Be prepared to pause the video for pupils to write down new vocabulary words
  • The second video in a series of 29
Pros
  • Ideal for visual and auditory learners
  • Relates sampling technique to farm work
Cons
  • None
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