Measurement Lab

measurements lab

Juniors in chemistry spent Monday on the practice field putting their skills of measurement to practice. Prior to this outdoor "Measurements Lab," students learned the importance of accurate and precise measurements in science, especially chemistry. Despite a predisposition for feet and inches, groups were able to measure their frisbee throw distances to five (5) significant figures in the metric system. Interestingly, our European exchange student, Charlotte Holmstroem, was quite pleased to learn the athletic department's measures have both metric units on one side of the tape!