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Shrink Plastic Measurement—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7252

Price: $58.95

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Using the Shrink Plastic Measurement Science Laboratory Kit, students practice and perfect their measurement skills using an incredible shrinking material known as shrink plastic. This is a fun, must-have measurement activity kit!

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Measurement is a basic and essential component in many science laboratory investigations. In this unique activity, students practice and perfect their measurement skills using an incredible shrinking material known as shrink plastic. Students calculate the area, volume, and density of the shrink plastic pieces before and after they are heated and shrunk. The results are then compared and contrasted. A fun, must-have measurement activity kit! Includes Teacher Notes and reproducible student handouts. Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Calipers, steel, vernier, double scale, 2
Pencils, colored, 10-pack
Shrink plastic sheet, 8


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
HS-ESS2-1: Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.