Thursday, September 27, 2018

Chromebooks add "Volume"



Students were engaged in a digital activity which allowed the manipulation of items to measure volume and mass in High School Earth Science with Ms. Bridget Gross. The digital classroom lesson followed up on an earlier density study lab where students physically dropped items into a beaker to measure water displacement.


Chromebooks allowed students to use the PhET Interactive Simulations (link: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/density-and-buoyancy/density_en.html).I  As a class, each student was involved in manipulating volume/mass/materials to understand and calculate density. With a background knowledge of displacement from the previous lab (used for calculating volume), students could test the different objects in the simulation to further understand density. The lesson was a perfect example of using technology to gain deeper understanding of the real world.


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