Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Significant Digits

Today students started a lab involving the scientific method and measuring gummy bears. The students got their bears and measured them and then covered them in water to wait. While waiting students reviewed and practiced significant digits and went over the scientific method and related it to the gummy bear lab.

While we were working, the bears absorbed water and expanded in size. They get bigger and gooey-er and slimy and it's fun for me to watch. Everyone complains they can't eat the bears at the beginning, but complain they don't want to eat them at the end. The cool thing is - there is one more bear in the wings sitting for 24 hours... what is going to happen to it?

Homework tonight - Blue sheet boxes E and M
Rainbow Labs are Late
Gummy Bear Labs will be due Friday
Unit 1 Test on Friday - Packets due Friday

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