Science 8 – Students practiced measuring the volume of rectangular prisms and irregular shapes (indirect measurement by water displacement) today.
Some kids know this stuff quite well and I posed the following question as a challenge to the class: “Which measurement is the most sensitive?”
The question is challenging for two reasons. First, what is meant by the term “sensitive”? Second, they need to come up with a strategy to give some kind of response with reasoning. It will be interesting to find out what they come up with.