Laboratory Techniques Stations Activity
The following activity is intended to create laboratory tool and technique experience. These techniques will be used and incorporated throughout the Chemistry Unit.
The button above is a link to the Google Doc Template: Laboratory Techniques Answer Sheet. Click the button and make a copy of this document in your Google Docs. Title the document: Laboratory Techniques. Write your purpose paragraph, recorded data, answers to the questions, and conclusion paragraphs in the space created. Don't forget to edit your name in the upper right corner.
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1. Click button: Laboratory Techniques Answer Sheet
2. Once the Google Doc opens, select File ---- Make a Copy
3. Title Your Copy: Laboratory Techniques.
4. Important: The Copy will be located on your main Google Drive page, not it any folder so it is CRUCIAL you title your document!!!
Check Pre-Labs: Purpose Paragraphs and get with a partner
Complete 5 Stations: 10 Minutes Each
Answer all Station Questions
All Questions are on website
Complete Questions for Homework: ONLY on stations completed
If Finish: Begin writing conclusion: See Conclusion Guidelines
Check-IN: I want to see your progress
Complete remaining 5 Stations: 10 Minutes EAch
Answer all stations questions: Check Website
Complete Day 2 Conclusion Paragraph
If you need extra time Lab will be set up in Advisory: Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, and Monday 10/12
Conclusion Paragraphs: 5-7 Sentences EACH
Paragraph 1: General Overview: Restate the Purpose
Why are you doing this lab?
What will you learn?
Paragraph 2: Day 1 Conclusion.
What stations did you complete?
What did you learn? Be specific with Techniques
When do you think you will reuse these techniques?
Which station(s) were easy? Hard? Why. Make sure to explain your answer
When did you encounter Error?
Paragraph 3: Day 2 Conclusion
Refer to Day 1 Questions.
Paragraph 4: Overall Conclusion. YOUR Opinion.
What did you like/dislike?Why?
What station did you master and feel most confident with? Why? How do you know?
What station did you need more practice at? Why? How do you know?
Questions for Each Station:
1. Where did or could have error occurred?
2. When measuring an amount of water using the graduated cylinder, why is it important to read the bottom of the meniscus?
1. Why is it important to always remove the Weigh Boat from the Digital Balance when adding more unknown white powder?
2. What is base unit for measuring mass in the metric system?
3. Where could error have occurred at this station? List 2 possible sources.
1. Where did or could have error occurred at this station?
2. Why is it important to not let the thermometer touch the beaker when recording the temperature?
3. Why is it important not to stir the water with the thermometer?
1. Which block has the highest density?
2. Which block would float on water? Why? Explain your answer using your data you collected at this station.
3. Where is the possible source of error at this station? List 2 examples.
1. What measuring tool was the best to use for each Yarn/String? Why?
2. Why do scientists use the International System of Units (SI)?
3. Where are possible sources of error to occur at this station? List 2 examples.
There were no questions for this station-- Just had to complete calculations.
There were no questions at this station. ----Just had to complete calculations.
1. What is the purpose of this station?
2. Was your ending measurement accurate?
3. Where could have error occurred at this station? List 4 examples.
1. What is a base unit?
2. What are the prefixes in order of Mrs. Plotner's acronym?
1. What is the base unit of measuring distance in the metric system?
2. Where is the possible source of error at this station? List 3 examples.