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Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001

Appendix III

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Additional Activities to Enhance the Learning Standards

Physical Sciences

In this Appendix are additional activities to enhance the learning standards. Activities in regular type are Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences, those in italics are Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering.

Grades 6-8

Standard #3

  • Use measurements of weight and volume to find out if several solid metal objects are made of the same metal or different metals. Explain why some of your conclusions may be more definite than others. Give reasons based on accuracy of measurements and on the physical properties of metals, where applicable.

Standard #4

  • Carry out a chemical reaction. Determine the masses of all reactants and all products. Discuss whether results support the conservation of mass, taking into account the sensitivity and accuracy of measuring equipment used.

Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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