Grade 5-8 Performance Task
Contributed by: New York State Education Department (NYSED)
NYS Alternative Assessment in Science Project (1996)
1. Record the code number of each mineral sample
and find the mass of each to the nearest tenth of a gram.
2. Record the code number and find the volume of
each mineral sample to the nearest whole cm3 (ml).
3. In the space below, describe the procedure you
used to find the volume of the minerals.
Note: The student work provided to PALS was incomplete.