Effective measurement techniques include the concept of measurement uncertainty. Students may make erroneous conclusions analyzing data using measurements that do not include the uncertainty of the measurement. In this lab, students determine a density range for a metal and identify the material based on this range.

- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab
- Provider:
- comPADRE
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- comPADRE
- Pedagogy in Action
- Author:
- Greg Schmidt
- Date Added:
- 08/28/2012