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## Select tools and procedures needed to conduct a moderately complex experiment SPI 0807.Inq.2

1. British and Metric Conversions - a series of pages relating to converting to or from metric units
2. Calculating the Density of a Liquid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
3. Calculating Density of a Solid - tutorial on the math involved plus sample questions
4. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg
5. Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed
6. Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer
7. Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer
8. How Science works -Variables - Explains the meaning of 'independent', 'dependent' and 'control' variables, with examples from typical practical's.
9. Meiosis Interactive Lab - four experiments involving meiosis and fruit flies are included in this interactive lab
10. Mendel's Experiments - use this interactive lab to try some of Mendel's experiments and see what you can learn about inheritance
11. Plant Needs - a lesson plan with an experiment [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
12. Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram or
13. Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram or
14. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity or
15. Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students
16. Using a Graduated Cylinder - a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units or
17. Using a Platform Scale - practice using scales like the one in a doctor's office, five Gregs will drop on the scale, waiting to be weighed, see how quickly you can weigh them or
18. Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units or
19. Virtual Photosynthesis Experiments - on-line virtual experiments with Dr. Gene Splicer which show some of the ways scientists study photosynthesis

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