Air in Soil (NYSED)
Use water to measure the porosity of topsoil and determine
air space in topsoil.
The Blizzard of 1993 (NYSED)
Reading and interpreting the information from a barograph
from a major winter storm.
Bounce Ball (MSPAP)
Investigating with the bouncing balls to measure changes in
the type of energy they possess.
Can They Compare (NS)
Converting a distance from one unit of measurement to another
unit of measurement.
(NS) Demonstrate how a fraction changes in value when
only its denominator doubles or when only its numerator doubles.
Changing Ramp Heights
(NYSED) Determine the relationship between the height
of a ramp and the energy of a ball.
Materials (RAND) This task assesses students' abilities
to classify, organize and present data, and describe objects
and their characteristics.
Observe, measure, and graph a model of slow downslope movement
representing soil creep.
Crustal Sinking (NYSED)
Model the interaction between the Earth's crust and upper
Density (CCSSO) Construct
aluminum foil boats and see how many washers they can support
Density and Buoyancy (OSED)
Practice measuring, calculating, and predicting density and
Density of Minerals (NYSED)
Formulate and apply rules used to compare and rank mineral
Estimating (APU) Make
simple observations and estimations on the mass, volume, length
and area of various objects.
Heat Retention (CCSSO) Test
four materials to see which would be best for use as a heat
Height of Bounce (NYSED)
Determine the relationship between the height of release and
rebound of a ping pong ball.
Ice Melting (OSED) Design
investigations to test various materials to prevent heat gain
in frozen water.
Kilometers Per Mile (NS)
This task ask to use two slightly different conversion factors
to convert miles to kilometers.
Laps, Miles, and Kilometers
(NS) Calculate measurements in one system of units to
another and also work with fraction and decimal representations
within the same task.
Peat Pots (NYSED)
Calculate the rate of capillarity in a model of a soil
when peat pot is placed in water.
(OSED) Examine the growth of algae or other organisms
in aquarium or pond water.
(CCSSO) Use data to write a response to a proposal to
reduce the lynx population.
Probing Under the Surface
(NYSED) Use a measuring stick to determine the shape of
the inside of the bottom of a box.
Puddles and Soil (NYSED)
Examine the permeability of soils.
Pulse (TIMSS) Examine
changes in pulse rate with exercise.
Reaction Rates (CCSSO) Determine
the relationship between temperature and reaction rate of
Rolling Down Hill
(ISTA) Perform an experiment, collect, and analyze data
of a rolling marble down a ramp and report results after the
experiment is completed.
Rubber Band (TIMSS) Investigate
what would happen to the length of a rubber band as more and
more rings were hung on it.
Scale Model of Solar System
(CCSSO) Answer questions and make a scale model of planets.
Scale (NS) Construct three different scales for length
and relate them to each other.
Wood, and Water ( NYSED) Calculate the density of wood
and predict relative buoyancy.
Velocity (CCSSO) Determine
the average speed of a toy car.